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Captured: Flags flying furiously

Flags Flying Furiously

I was in South Bend a few summers ago with my Canonet QL17 G-III, wandering around downtown looking for things to photograph. You can’t get any more downtown in South Bend than the intersection of Michigan and Washington Streets, where I took this photo; that’s geographic zero in my hometown. All building and house numbers start here, counting up from 100 to the north, south, east, and west.

This is the American Trust Company building. Despite its classic style, the building dates to 1970. American Trust has been bought and sold many times, but whoever owns the building today still flies American flags along the Washington Street side – 14 in all, plus one atop the building. See it on Google Maps Street View here. These flags are my Independence Day greeting to you. Enjoy your celebration tomorrow!

Last updated on 10 March 2020 by Jim Grey

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10 thoughts on “Captured: Flags flying furiously

  1. Happy 4th. It is interesting that they would use that style as recently as the 70’s. I guess that shows how old I am that the 70’s seem recent.

  2. Lone Primate says:

    All’s forgiven! You can come home anytime you like! Honestly, guys, don’t you think the Queen would look nicer on the money than that awful Andy Jackson?

    …I mean, Happy Independence Day, down there. :D

  3. Great shot Jim, I like Ben on my money portrait as well lol !!

    Btw you should see the river down here, and we are supposed to have this little boat race this weekend !!

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