A nice historic remnant of earlier days, the Pope must have real security without the costumes and Renaissance weapons! Halberds probably wouldn’t do much good in a pinch. (who are most likely Italians)
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Symbolic pomp? good shot. :-)
petea long history of Symbolic pomp not, just out front………….
Good capture, like the camouflage.
paula slice of the past that the Vatican still embraces
Great capture and love to se how other places do things. The vatican is on my bucket list to visit.
karenthanks for your note. The Vatican is a magnificent place to see, as is Rome itself. Go for it!
very well done!
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manonmany thanks for this good news. Their uniforms are centuries old and part of great traditions of the Swiss Guard
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