February 27, 2013

Just got lucky....









You know that saying "being in the right place at the right time"...?  Well it happened to me when Pope Benedict XVI was elected. I was vacationing in Italy and just so happened to be in Rome on the day of his swearing in. Not only was I in Rome, but my hotel screwed up with my reservation so they put me in their sister hotel right next to the Vatican! Yes, I could hang out the window and see it all. I am not a religious person, nor do I believe in organized religion, but this was still fascinating to witness. The amount of religious people who poured in from all over the world to witness this event was mind blowing. I felt like an outsider in their world. I did not understand them, which made it all the more interesting. Being a photographer I am always thinking about things and documenting them with my eyes and camera. I just can't help it. So as the Catholic religion moves on to another leader I am left with my photographic memories. Which is all that matters to me anyway.

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