Hint: A spot visited by hordes of tourists every day in one of the most important cities in Europe.
Hint: The flag on top of that building is an anomaly. Can you guess what that flag is and what it is doing there?
On June 16, 2013 we were in Berlin Germany. Like every tourist to Berlin, we visited the Brandenburg Gate, one of the most famous landmarks in Germany. When standing in Pariser Platz and looking up at the imposing Brandenburg Gate, you cannot avoid seeing within your line of sight both the Brandenburg Gate and the flag on top of the building immediately adjacent to the gate. But that flag is an anomaly, it has nothing to do with Germany. Fleurs de Lys on a flag usually means a French connection, and four fleurs de lys on a blue and white flag can only mean one thing … the flag of Quebec, initially founded as La Nouvelle France (The New France) in the “New World”. How amazing that the Quebec flag should be flying a few feet away from the Brandenburg Gate and right across the square from the US embassy in Berlin!
I have since found out that the building hosts the “Quebec Government Office” in Berlin. I can’t begin to guess how much that office is costing Quebec taxpayers, but I can assure you that it has maximum visibility.
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