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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:26 PM

Did anyone else find MSNBC's coverage of the Pope's departure cool?

That helicopter flying over Rome was just about the coolest thing I've seen in all this coverage of the Pope's resignation. The flyover the Coliseum was awesome and I had no idea Castel Gandolfo was so fabulous. I don't recall knowing that Bernini designed it, but it looks like something he'd whip up. Carl Bernstein (not my favorite commentator on anything) was quite interesting for a change. I hadn't known he did a book on one of the Popes (I forget which one) and spent a couple of years in Rome working on it.

I sat there through most of it just lapping it up. And I am not religious at all (never was). As pure theater, you couldn't beat it...

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Reply Did anyone else find MSNBC's coverage of the Pope's departure cool? (Original post)
CTyankee Feb 2013 OP
ChisolmTrailDem Feb 2013 #1
Berlum Feb 2013 #2
CTyankee Feb 2013 #6
RedCappedBandit Feb 2013 #36
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #43
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #3
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #8
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #17
RebelOne Feb 2013 #19
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #28
CTyankee Feb 2013 #9
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #14
CTyankee Feb 2013 #15
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #20
CTyankee Feb 2013 #22
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #24
CTyankee Feb 2013 #27
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #30
CTyankee Feb 2013 #31
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #32
CTyankee Feb 2013 #35
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #37
CTyankee Feb 2013 #39
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #41
CTyankee Feb 2013 #44
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #46
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #38
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #42
CTyankee Feb 2013 #45
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #47
Whisp Feb 2013 #10
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #13
Whisp Feb 2013 #16
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #21
loli phabay Feb 2013 #23
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #25
dembotoz Feb 2013 #4
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #5
BeyondGeography Feb 2013 #7
Mojorabbit Feb 2013 #11
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #12
Capt. Obvious Feb 2013 #18
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #26
Bucky Feb 2013 #33
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #34
elleng Feb 2013 #29
Brother Buzz Feb 2013 #40

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:30 PM

1. As a secular observer, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Those gardens! Wow! I often

daydream of idyllic places and landscapes and that place fits the vision.

I am also fascinated my the historic significance, a very historic moment.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:32 PM

2. Lifestyles of the Rich and Legally Untouchable (R)

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Response to Berlum (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:59 PM

6. Yup, he shielded that child molestor because we don't have an extradition treaty with

the Vatican...heheh, they didn't talk about THAT...

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Response to Berlum (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:58 PM

36. +1

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Response to Berlum (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:30 PM

43. And Previously Infallible.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:32 PM

3. I love Italy. You can go anywhere in the country and see history. The food is great

 

and the people know how to have fun. One of the best places on earth to live in the summer for sure. If you love the ocean that is and if your still young at heart.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:02 PM

8. As Irish as I am, Italy would be my absolute choice..n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:58 PM

17. LOL, I love the Irish. I alway wanted to go to Ireland. Another beautiful country.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:06 PM

19. I have been to Ireland once.

I always wondered why it was called the Emerald Isle. I soon found out because it had been snowing and the grass was still green under the snow. I went to Ireland because the ancestors on both sides of my family were Irish and I wanted to see my roots. It is a great country and the people were warm and wonderful. I am not a beer drinker, but when I do drink it, I prefer Guinness Stout. So I also wanted to go to an Irish pub in Dublin and get Guinness on tap.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:21 PM

28. I've always wanted to go to Ireland. I love the people because like Italians they seem to love

 

life and family. I am not a beer or wine drinker but I would love to sit in a pub. I did go to a Irish pub in Washington DC once with my husband. Wow what a great time everyone was having.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:02 PM

9. I was only there twice and I'd love to go back. I've been to quite a bit of Italy and also

Sicily, a beautiful place which just astonished me.

I wish my friends still lived there. They showed me around when I visited back in 06.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:54 PM

14. Oh I love it so much. I have my relatives there. My mother was from Naples. My

 

dad's father was from Sicily..

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:57 PM

15. I was planning on visiting Naples in 07 but complications from surgery sidelined me.

But I have wandered through northern Italy and loved it. Especially Verona. Che bella citta!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:42 PM

20. Well there really is a difference between the southern and northern parts of Italy.

 

Naples is a dirty compared to the northern parts but I had a much better time in the southern part. Of course my relatives live in the southern part. I also have relatives living in Parma. But I will tell you the train system when last I travelled was terrible. Although I love travelling by train.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:56 PM

22. Yeah, I took a dinky train from Santa Margararita to Milan which wasn't so great...

I found the trains more amenable in Belgium last October. An easy and fun way to zip around. I really want to try the trains in Spain. There's a superfast one from Madrid to Valencia...some day trip, that!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:13 PM

24. To be honest I'm tired of travelling now. I'm happy to be home in a quiet rural area.

 

I would love to hav e gone to Spain or Ireland. Gosh so many places. But my travelling days are over.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #24)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:21 PM

27. I'm doing as much as I can while I still CAN. I have this addiction to art, in addition to greatfood

and culture. So I am whittling down my "bucket list," in anticipation of the day when my traveling will be over, too...London is calling me and I'll be going there in late May...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:28 PM

30. My husband went to London and he enjoyed it. He stayed at a bed and breakfast. He

 

really enjoyed it. Now we both are getting up in age. I don't have the stamania as when I was young and my husband has hip problems and back problems. We just can't take the long rides any more. I wish we had trains here I sure would get on it. It is sad. My husband is retired from the military and we could take (Or at least at one time you could and I am not sure if you can still do it now), a space available flight and it would only cost $25 ea person. Back then we didn't have the time and now we can't make it. LOL. You go and have as much fun as you can while you can still do it. The best places to go are where there isn't tourist. If you are smart go down the side streets and taste the local establishment where the locals go. Food is cheaper and better and you can find stuff cheaper if you decide to buy things. We use to do that in our travels. Shop were the locals go. If you go where the tourists go don't spend your money there.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:37 PM

31. My mother was bitten by the travel bug and now I am, too. She took me to Europe way back

in the late 50s! I remember London but somewhat dimly (except that I tripped and fell on the steps of St. Paul's). So this is my sentimental journey back, all these years later.

At this point, I'm a pretty savvy traveler, but I try to keep a very open mind. I hang out mostly in museums, tho...that's where the "gold" is, IMHO!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #31)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:41 PM

32. I liked hanging in them too. But I also loved going into the catherals. They are so

 

beautiful.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:56 PM

35. I have a dream trip in mind: visiting some of the great cathedrals of France!

Perhaps training out of Paris (I'll take any excuse to get to Paris again!) to nearby cathedrals...oh, my! You are so right! The cathedrals are magical and they have such wonderful stories in them!

Same thing with the castles in France. Makes my head spin...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #35)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:59 PM

37. Yes but don't miss the small ones either. My uncle took us to a small chapel. The

 

church of a famous musician. Oh sh*t I forget his name. But it was a simple chapel. Same way in Italy. OMG some of the most beautiful churchs in the world along with the art work. I'd think you and I would have had a ball travelling along with my husband.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #37)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:05 PM

39. So much in Italy alone (altho Napoleon did his part in trying to steal it...and succeeded in

some case...see the Louvre for further evidence!)

BTW, you reminded me, have you been to the little Tuscan town of Lucca? What a charming place! Puccini was born there and you can go and see his house...lovely place...walled town...took a train out of Florence there...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #39)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:14 PM

41. No I haven't. Did you get to see Notre Dame Catheral? My sister went and she said it was

 

beautiful.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #41)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:37 PM

44. In Paris? Yes. Marvelous. You can't really miss it...

I also loved Milan's cathedral, altho I was a bit sick at the time. I remember I was happy to be in the cool ambience of the cathedral just to settle my gut a bit...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #44)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:55 PM

46. Yes indeed.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:04 PM

38. Ancestors on my mom's side from Tuscany...small town of Fibbialla...



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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #38)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:18 PM

42. That is such a beautiful region. But I have never been there, sorry to say.

 

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #38)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:38 PM

45. where is it near? It looks beautiful!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #45)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:02 PM

47. Here you go....

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:05 PM

10. I'm not much of a traveller, I just don't 'get it', but I get it when it comes to Italy.

I know I would love it so much.

One day, one day...

Cruises, staying at resorts with the same kinds of people you are trying to get away from, all that controlled stupidity and people actually think they have fun - ack, please.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:52 PM

13. Oh I go by plane. We have Italian relatives. When we go we stay with them.

 

OMG it is so much fun. The life is so different. We get up in the morning go shopping for buy our food for the day. Then we come home and fix the food. We eat our main course around 1:00 which is usually a pasta dish and fish or meat. Dinner is usually lite and we also have fruit. Wine for those who like to have a glass of wine. Then we usually sit around the table and talk and talk and sometimes we play games. That is usually in the summer time. Some times we are withiingn walking distance from the ocean and we go spear fishing and bring back our catch and our aunt cooks it. All of the families get together downstairs in the villa and we sing songs and play games. It is so nice to see the little kids to adults sitting around. My uncle is a musician and usually his friends would come down with their families and everyone comes around and we sing and dance. Those were the good old days when I was a kid.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:57 PM

16. That sounds so wonderful. Thanks.

You are so lucky to have such great memories.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:45 PM

21. Thanks. You know one thing I do remember my Uncle telling me when he came

 

to visit us here in the states. He said we americans don't appreciate what we have here in our own country.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:00 PM

23. Europe it's where history comes from

 

what's that saying, a hundred miles in Europe is a long way and a hundred years in the US is a long time.

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:16 PM

25. What is that suppose to mean? All I meant was my uncle said we in america don't

 

seem to appreciate our history. He was saying we have a big beautiful country and we should explore it more.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:32 PM

4. only interesting part is that he is going to castle gandolf-------o

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:33 PM

5. I found it very sad!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:59 PM

7. That's always been the hedge for Catholics

The trappings ARE beautiful. I agree with every negative thing you can justifiably say about the RC Church, but it has also given the world a lot of beauty.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:23 PM

11. I missed it and hope it ends up online somewhere so I can catch it. nt

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:26 PM

12. Me too, I was glad I fell out of bed for that.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:59 PM

18. It felt just like Saigon ca 1975

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:18 PM

26. Good thought. LOL. It kinda of did except no one was shooting. I'm glad to old crow is gone.

 

There is something I never liked about him. He leaves with dirty hands.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:46 PM

33. I'll bet the next pope'll be tons better.

It's not the man, it's the institution. Until they let priests marry and start ordaining women, the RCC is gonna be up FUBAR

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Response to Bucky (Reply #33)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:52 PM

34. You are dreaming the dream that isn't going to happen in our lifetime. Do you know

 

that the pope elected many of these cardinals that are going to be voting for a new pope. They all scratch each others back. I don't trust any of them.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:21 PM

29. Yes, very cool.

I love Italy, Rome being at its heart maybe.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:11 PM

40. Off topic, but you might enjoy Stephen Wiltshire drawing Rome from memory



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