Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lowering the giant Donkin Reserve flag

I've been wanting to see the soldiers from the Prince Alfred Guard either hoist or lower the giant flag on the Donkin Reserve for a while now but just haven't had a chance to do so.  Big was my excitement when I was standing on top of the Donkin lighthouse with a media crew the other day when the soldiers arrived to lower it. Yay!  If you look carefully at the base of the flagpole you will see six soldiers standing there waiting to catch the flag and put it away as it may not touch the ground.  
I posted the same pic in HDR on the FireflyAfrica Facebook page


  1. What are the shipping containers between the flagpole and 1820 cottages?

    1. They're not finished with the whole redevelopment and the containers are part of the unfinished area. Probably storage

  2. Very impressive! I like the regular shot rather than the HDR, it really gives a feeling of the city. The soldiers down below REALLY show just how BIG that flag really is!