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!