This is just a fun little post to show off some pretty scenery. The video below was taken by yours truly, from atop the papal palace at Castel Gandolfo, site of one of the telescopes of the Vatican Observatory. Castel Gandolfo overlooks Lago Albano, a volcanic lake. A firefighting plane just happened to be practicing on the lake at the time, making an already spectacular scene just all the more interesting. (That's Br. Guy talking about the plane in the first part of the video; I was shooting the video for my students, so you will hear me addressing them, too.) Scroll down below the video for a nice still shot of the plane.
Pretty cool stuff, huh?