Saturday, August 7, 2010

Photo Hunter — "colorful"

The Swiss Guards have been serving the pope
for more than 500 years. Their colorful outfit has 
evolved somewhat over the years (from no
official uniform to this over-the-top ensemble), but 
it's generally believed that the inspiration for
this current version comes from a Renaissance-era
painting by Raphael.

[See more here @ tnchick's colorful meme.]


  1. A divine choice for today, Alexa!

  2. However he got those spiffy duds is fine with me. What a fun shot. I wonder what he wears on his off-hours. Maybe sort of like this Gary Larson cartoon.

  3. wow... so colorful that you can't just ignore it. :D

    Mine's up, too!

  4. I think this is the best costume for the guards that I have ever seen (in photo). So colorful! Happy weekend!


  5. aloha,

    that's a great interpretation, isn't this a fun theme today...i love the color of this guard - would love to visit roma again soon!

    mine is on my sari blog today

  6. a perfect choice for today's colorful theme.

  7. I think I would have a hard time feeling important in such a get-up!

  8. The color stands out so brilliantly against the gray walls of the building! It is definitely an eye-catcher!


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