Count me among those who were stunned at the news of the Pope's resignation. That's all I have to say about that.

This photo was originally posted on Facebook today 1/11/13, however I cannot find the original or I would link back to it. If you have a link, please let me know.
Another collector posted it on Prego. I think it's a hoot.
I'm impressed by the amount of detail. At first I thought that the collector really did this fast but then I looked at the date - December, 2012.  Apparently it was not always called Arrivederchi (which means goodbye in Italian.) The priests are holding fashion magazines. There are fashion boxes all over with shoes spilling out amongst little shopping bags. One nun is admiring a tulle item....

Oh the stories the dolls could tell.

Note: The original title "Urbi et Orbi" definition from Wikipedia:
Urbi et Orbi ("to the City [of Rome] and to the World"; literally, "[to (the)] City and to [the] World") denotes a papal address and Apostolic Blessing that is given to the City of Rome and to the entire world, on certain occasions. It was a standard opening of Ancient Roman proclamations.
The blessing is given each Easter and Christmas in Rome from the central loggia of Saint Peter's Basilica, at noontime. Part of the urbi et orbi blessing is the remission of all temporal punishment due to sin through a plenary indulgence attached to the Papal blessing.


  1. Hi Terri, here is the original: http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldplastic/8464352767/

    It's hilarious!

  2. Hello! Dear Terry I´m Monica Nuñez del Castillo from "Collecionistas de Barbie en Madrid" Babie club, This Photo was took by my friend Jose Rodriguez (Ken Mad on facebook. He is our official Barbie photographer and he always surprises us with his clever and funny photos. He is working on many cool things for our club events and for the convention that our club will held in Madrid in September this year. If you want more information or cool photos please do contact us we have many things to share with the Barbie community. XOXOXO

  3. Hi Terri!
    I'm glad that you like my work and thank you very much for posting the photo on your blog, I'm very proud because your blog is followed by a lot of people... for my is very important! Newly Thanks!!!

  4. What a fab detailed photo indeed!!