Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Upper Belvedere - Detail and Austrian Flag

According to legend, the flag was invented by Duke Leopold V of Austria as a consequence of his fighting during the Crusades: After a fierce battle, his white battle dress was completely drenched in blood. When he removed his belt, the cloth underneath was untouched by the blood, revealing the combination of red-white-red. He was so taken by this sight that he adopted the colors and scheme as his banner.


  1. Wieder was dazugelernt. Danke für die interessanten Anmerkungen und Links!

  2. Such beautiful details too! And thank you for sharing the interesting legend about your flag. I love stories like that.