Just before 4:00 this afternoon I was about to sit down to do my Latin homework when I said to myself, "Self, it's 63 degrees right now. On December 1st. And the sun is shining. You should go for a walk." Not being one to let beautiful days go by without being enjoyed, I followed my advice to myself and walk to St. Peter's Square to look at the manger scene unveiled yesterday.
As a whole, it seems simpler than in years' past, but that is not necessarily a bad thing:
|Thankfully, it wasn't very crowded|
|I'm afraid their going to have rather a long wait|
|A gentleman always removes his hat|
|Always hold an adult's hand when crossing the field|
|The sheep are especially life-like this year|
After admiring the Nativity scene, I decided to take a closer look at the ornaments on the tree. The tree this year, so I've read somewhere, is from Bavaria and the ornaments were decorated by Italian children somewhere:
Most of the ornaments were the sort you might expect to find on a Christmas tree:
One of the ornaments, though, stood out from the rest and especially caught my eye:
If I see Batman in the Eternal City, I'll do my best to capture a photograph for you!