Pontificial Swiss guards of the Vatican City.
This military corps was created on 21 January 1506 by Pope Julius II, originally consisting of 150 Swiss mercenaries. The uniform dates from those years and their usual weapons are halberds and swords, however, it is a group with professional military training and is also equipped with modern weapons like assault rifles, machine guns and pistols.
Currently composed by 110 men, being the smaller army on the world. Its mission is the internal security and the defense of the Vatican.
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mcmtanyel (18157) 2013-11-03 20:03
You are my left neighbor today. I like the colorful uniforms - not the best for camouflage, I suppose, but great for ceremonial duties.
pajaran (56646) 2013-11-03 21:51
Interesantan tekst o gardi, sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepo pokazani gardisti u svojim lepim uniformama.
Lep trenutak sa gardistima.
An interesting article on the guard, with the given data ...
A good time recording, beautifully displayed guards in their beautiful uniforms.
A nice moment with guards.
All the best.
SWEETFREEDOM (24124) 2013-11-04 7:54
good full body portrait. nice the contrast of colors and good details.
UlfE (14641) 2013-11-04 10:36
A really great shot. I believe it was an advantage that it was not a sunny day. This makes that the guards in their colourful uniform stands out against background. A photo with dark shadows would probably not have been as good. TFS and have a fine week!
Silvio1953 (133860) 2013-11-05 11:48
Ciao Pedro, great double portrait, fantastic colors, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
gus72 (3719) 2014-02-15 18:35
Hola Pedro !!!
los uniformes son muy coloridos y con los colores tan suaves del background se hacen notar mas todavía ..... es decir .. hay gran contraste.
Veo que los dos soldados son muy jóvenes .... eso me sorprende un poco ..... ? quien quiere estar vestido así durante gran parte del dia ????
Un merito tuyo en conseguir de tomar la foto.
- Copyright: Pedro Montes (Periko) (4034)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
- Camera: Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-03 19:58