This weekend, landmarks across the world reflected the French colours of bleu, blanc et rouge in solidarity with the victims of the horrific Paris terror attacks that killed over 129 people.
Mumbai authorities, with the best intention in the world, decided to illuminate the famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in the same colours. Except, they got the colour sequence wrong and the CST ended up illuminated in the Dutch colours.
Instead of showing blue, white and red from left to right (in accordance with the French flag), CST showed the colour combination red, white and blue (top to bottom) -- which are the colours of Netherlands' flag.
“The world stands with Paris at this moment. Since the 26/11 attacks were of a similar nature and the CST station was also targeted then, the Central Railways has decided to stand by France in this moment of grief and express its support. The CST station will be illuminated with the French flag from between 7 pm and 11 pm,” a spokesperson for Central Railways had said.
But users on Twitter were quick to point out the discrepancy.
And not too kindly, either.
Which moron decides to put colored lights on CST Terminal and he does not know the colour of french flag. pic.twitter.com/FNnl5WHpdt— Navigator (@navfrn) November 15, 2015
Even though some tried to lighten the matter since it was clearly an oversight.
Mumbai CST station lit up in the Dutch flag in solidarity with #ParisAttacks . As they say in India 'thoda adjust karlo yaar'.— IbneBattuta (@ibnebattuta) November 15, 2015
Here's what the other buildings from across the globe looked like two days after the Paris attack. They either have the blue, white and red from left to right or top to bottom.
The Sydney Opera House
CN Tower In Toronto
CN Tower in Toronto, Canada glowing in red white and blue for Paris pic.twitter.com/GtPOlFMRbK— Dan Kanter (@dankanter) November 15, 2015
San Francisco City Hall
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