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)
Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.
“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist” Oscar Wilde