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image by Jarig Bakker, 22 Aug 2007
flag flying on the Stadsdeelwerf,
Westerpark is a western suburb of Amsterdam; in the 1970s dominated by a powerful squatter movement ("krakers"), which prevented most planned demolishment. Here were important gas- and waterworks, which were no longer needed. After the most significant buildings had been demolished someone got the bright idea that the old building might be useful again. An idyllic borough hall was made out of one of it; some others are used as music halls. The old watercontainer is made into a hightech TV studio. In short: Westerpark has become the place to live for yuppies.
Vexillologically speaking it has had quite a few flags, all infected
by bad cases of logo-itis. The one presented here is deviating from the
"stijlweb" design in that the
twisted c's are blue on white instead of white on blue, as can be seen
Regarding the meaning of the twisted c's: to anyone it has a different meaning (there is also a large beerhall, probably responsible for this meaningless design)...
Jarig Bakker, 22 Aug 2007