Papal Visit to Edinburgh

2010

State Visit

Pope Benedict XVI made 4-day State Visit to Britain (Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Birmingham) in September 2010.  The visit began in Edinburgh on September 16. 

He was driven quickly along Princes Street in the morning, on his way from Edinburgh Airport to meet The Queen at Holyrood Palace.  In the early afternoon, he was driven back along Princes Street, more slowly, in his Popemobile.

The few photos that I took of the Pope are not worth adding to the web site.  Far better photos appeared in the Press and, no doubt, on the Internet.  However, here are a few photos that I took in Princes Street on the day of his visit.

 

Princes Street on the day of the Pope's visit to Edinburgh

September 16, 2010

Princes Street, on the day of the visit by Pope Benedict XVI, September 16, 2010  -  Police arriving before the procession

Police

Princes Street, on the day of the visit by Pope Benedict XVI, September 16, 2010  -  Cycle Ambulance

Ambulance

Princes Street, on the day of the visit by Pope Benedict XVI, September 16, 2010  -  Large flags for sale

Large Flags for sale

Princes Street, on the day of the visit by Pope Benedict XVI, September 16, 2010  -  School Banner

School Banner

Princes Street, on the day of the visit by Pope Benedict XVI, September 16, 2010  -  Waiting for the Pope

Waiting for the Pope

Princes Street, on the day of the visit by Pope Benedict XVI, September 16, 2010  -  The Tram is returned to its position near The Mound, after the Pope has passed by

The Tram Returns

 

 

Edinburgh Today

 

 

 

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