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Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Place d'Armes, May 2009

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Ardvanderlinden painted 1100 flags with many children on Place d'Armes to spread our message "unity through identity". The field was approximately 300 m2!

The Luxembourg flag is similar to the flag of the Netherlands, which uses a darker shade of blue. The similarity is just a coincidence, there's no historical connection.

The atmosphere on the square was friendly and we got a lot of support. We met people from many nations; 44% of Luxembourg's population is immigrant. Being a small country, Luxembourg is (or maybe has to be) open for external influences. We experienced that most people in Luxembourg city are proud of being a part of a multi-cultural society.

When we told we are born in the Netherlands, someone said about the Dutch flag: "when your colours are too long in the sun it becomes ours".

After explaining the project to a man, he said: "I was already affraid that the Luxembourg national party had such a good idea".

It was a great day with a lot of interaction and open discussion. The morning after our event, Luxemburger Wort (main newspaper in Luxembourg) published an article about "unity through identity".

Michael Morris made pictures of this event.

Interaction painting LuxembourgStarting upGirl making peace signKids paintingPainting flagsPlace d'Armes
Girl paintingLuxembourg cityInteractionOverview afternoonPlace d'Armes IIPlace d'Armes III
Field of Luxembourg flags

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The world is a place, just like your own table.
By: roel on: 2009-06-13

Mensenlieve Broeders Roel & Martijn.... Kippenvel op mijn armen kreeg ik vandaag bij het zien van een vlag (Stavelot) die in de brievenbus lag... Dat is nog eens een waar kadootje op een onverwachts moment waarbij je het goed kan gebruiken. Het geeft een hele goede energie weer... Bedankt en ga door met jullie mooie bijzondere werk...

Jullie bericht zal absoluut een plekje krijgen in het hart van het huis...

Warme hand,
Willemijn Wiegmans
"we zijn allen vlinders en fladderen van bloem naar bloem"

By: Willemijn Wiegmans on: 2009-06-04

I'm impressed. It is great to see kids painting for unity.

By: Irma on: 2009-06-01

Wow that's nice
that's a good idea
for go to one State of another
and that child can help to this (Y)
By: Laura on: 2009-05-30

Congratulations with the project
By: brett on: 2009-05-30