You know that amazing photo you saw everywhere a few days ago… Emi Kolawole of The Washington Post:

Post photojournalist Nick Kirkpatrick did a little digging and found that the lower photo (shown below this paragraph), which features a sea of smartphones and tablets, was, indeed, taken during the announcement of Pope Francis’s election. But the top photo (shown above), which shows an audience with far fewer gadgets was taken during the funeral procession of Pope John Paul II — a very different mood and event type. There was no one addressing the crowd from the balcony, for example. So, the comparison isn’t quite accurate.

We’ll call it correct in spirit, though.

[via scifi451]

  1. twicetwice reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Doh, I can’t believe I fell for that in my previous reblog. See correction below:
  2. richardtweiser reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Clarity.
  3. speternell reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Well that’s a horse of a different color.
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  7. hnkns reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Important follow up info on the striking contrast between the two photos from St. Peter’s Square.
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  11. pierrotechnique reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    You can still compare the one person holding up a cellphone in the ‘05 pic… Not exactly an optimal filming device.
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