Red Sox game

Red Sox game

On a cool summer evening in late July, leaders and pilgrims preparing to travel to World Youth Day in Madrid in August were treated to a special night: a Boston Red Sox game against the Kansas City Royals seen from the amazing right-field rooftop terrace. In a space set aside just for the Archdiocese of Boston group. A thunderstorm sickly passed through and left a beautiful sunset and a perfect setting for America’s favorite pastime. The hometown team and their opponents engaged in a hitter’s carnival, the score swinging back and forth to the delight of the crowd.

Meanwhile, our group mingled in our own area, laughing and talking, re-connecting with old friends and getting to know new ones, anticipating the hard work and joy we are about to receive on our journey.

It was a beautiful night. Please enjoy these photos I took last night as well using my iPhone on a variety of apps: Camera+, Pro HDR, Photosynth, and Autostitch. Each app gave me a slightly different tool for the varying conditions. I was able to synchronize the photos to my Dropbox account using the Photosync app and then uploaded them to Posterous, which posted them on my miniblog at Bettnetlog.com and re-posted them to Bettnet.com, Facebook, and Twitter. I started composing this text on my iPad using the Elements app, which syncs to my Dropbox and I finished writing it in TextMate on my Mac in the Markdown markup code. The synchronizing between the iPhone and iPad were accomplished via WiFi over a Verizon MiFi mobile router, which allows WiFi-enabled gadgets to connect over the Internet.

All of this technology was used as a test for some of the work we’ll be doing in Madrid, posting real-time updates from the pilgrimage to our blog site at WYDMadridBoston.com. It worked pretty well. Now to see it in action in Spain.

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Domenico Bettinelli

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