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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  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonover 1 year ago

    Symbolic pomp? good shot. :-)

  • pete
    a long history of Symbolic pomp not, just out front………….

    – phil decocco

  • Paul Pasco
    Paul Pascoover 1 year ago

    Good capture, like the camouflage.

  • paul
    a slice of the past that the Vatican still embraces

    – phil decocco

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 1 year ago

    Great capture and love to se how other places do things.
    The vatican is on my bucket list to visit.

  • karen
    thanks for your note. The Vatican is a magnificent place to see, as is Rome itself. Go for it!

    – phil decocco

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    very well done!

    please view the topic here

  • manon
    many thanks for this good news. Their uniforms are centuries old and part of great traditions of the Swiss Guard

    – phil decocco

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