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Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

16/06/2012

I had the experience of a lifetime last year: I was in Rome on Good Friday for La Via Crucis, The Way Of The Cross.  I was not in the main area but close enough to get these photos, and they also show how close the people were to each other.  Glad I wasn’t one of them in that crowd!  I had my own small throng across the street and looking from the walkway above.  As crazy as it was, I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything…

Crowds gathered hours before the service to get as close as possible to see the Pope. ~ photo by Debbie Sarcone

Pope Benedict officiates at the service. ~ photo by Debbie Sarcone

Trying to disperse afterwards. ~ photo by Debbie Sarcone

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25 comments

  1. What an experience! Thanks for sharing!


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  5. Oh how lovely. The last time I got ‘close’ to a Pope was when JPII visited Manila in the 90’s, if one considers seeing him in the Popemobile ‘close’. I bet it was – that was certainly closer than seeing the Pope on TV from Rome. 🙂


    • It was the same here, basically, had to get quite a zoom on my camera for the shot. But to be In Rome for it was just spectacular…


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  7. Amazing shot of a rare experience.


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