Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Pope Strikes Again...

We still hadn't figured out what all the fuss was about, we didn't actually find out about the Pope until we watched CNN that night. (It was the only english speaking station we could find.) I took these pictures of a beautiful avenue in Paris known as the Champs Elysees. I had plenty of opportunity to snap the "right shot" since we were sitting on the top of an open aired double decker bus that was stopped in the middle of the road for 30 minutes while we waited for the Pope's motorcade to come through on it's way to the Presidential Palace.


















Here are the very overdressed police officers and very overarmed members of the French army sent to make sure all went well.














And could this him? It's not the Pope-mobile, but it sure was moving fast...















Now I'm not complaining, sitting on a tour bus in Paris, is still Paris, but it did get a little chilly. And loud. There was a helicopter flying not too high overhead filming all the action. Now if you were the Pope and were expected to arrive amidst all this pomp and circumstance, wouldn't you be tempted to show up at the back door in a Volkswagon Beatle or something? No? Oh, well, maybe it's just me...

5 comments:

Jason and Kristin said...

Wow, I love the pictures. It looks amazing. Oh, I can't believe I forgot to check out your fireplace the other day when I stopped by!!! Maybe Thursday after TWILIGHT!!!

Aubri n Scott said...

ou are so cute TIA! I love that you are blogging

Christina said...

Oh I love that you have a blog! I will be sure to keep up with all of your postings! :)

Natelli Johnston said...

I am so glad you go to go! I just read all your posts and you do have such a great family, your yard looks beautiful.

Brent and Lori said...

He might have a hard time standing in the back of a VW Beetle to do his "wave to the crowd" thing that he does in the bulletproof back of the Popemobile. Wonder if the bulletproof glass would weigh more than the rest of the Beetle... Hmmm...