Friday, June 02, 2006

For The Currency Lad: A Papal Picture For Your Pleasure.



Earlier this week, I promised the Currency Lad my favourite photo of Pope John Paul the 2nd, taken on his tour of Australia back in 1986.

This was way before I realised that there is actually a God, but I've always loved this picture.

As an anecdotal aside, I can't recall the date, but I do recall I was late to work courtesy of JP2. He was trundling down Collins Street in his Popemobile and everything had slowed down to a nearly comatose pace. There were also people lining the streets waiting.

I waited too, got to wave to the Pope, and preceded on my way. It was also a beautiful day.

As for the picture above, I'm not very technologically minded, and I don't have photoshop. On the offchance that the text is illegible, here 'tis:
ABOVE: A papal wish comes true when Pope John Paul sees a kangaroo outside the Adelaide Festival Centre.

(From The Sun,Monday, December 1, 1986)

Cheers and I hope you enjoy this one!

7 Comments:

At 7:19 PM, Blogger LYL said...

Well I sure did!

Just think, that's 20 years ago - can't believe it.

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger C.L. said...

What a nice Saturday surprise!

Thanks, Nilk.

God Bless our late, dear Papa Karol.

 
At 6:21 AM, Blogger Bill Cooper said...

I was born and raised a catholic (altar boy, christain brothers etc) and I really loved the catholic version of religion. I just wish I could accept it as true, but alas I cannot. Either way it's a good photo of a great man.

 
At 6:22 AM, Blogger Bill Cooper said...

Jeez you'd reckon I could spell Christian wouldn't ya?

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger Jai Normosone said...

I bet Skippy was telling him where the bad guys were hiding :)

"Eh? What's that, Skip?"
"ntch ntch ntch ntch ntch"
"What is an Osama Bin Laden?"
"ntch ntch ntch ntch ntch"
"...."

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger Nilk said...

LOL Jai!

 
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