Scene around town

The pope has lunch and a nap on his official schedule right now. Our staffers, took to Twitter to describe what was happening around town.

Crowds outside cathedral have thinned, people now streaming toward Parkway stage. Music has started there. – Laura McCrystal

 As people walk, you sense a quiet joy amid the rigor, giving these Philly streets a moment to be redefined, to be still. – Maria Panaritis

 Primarily a Spanish-speaking crowd here at Indy Hall. The Spanish translations get significantly louder responses. – Julia Terruso

 Cindy McLeod, Superintendent of Independence Mall Nat'l Park offers US history lesson to #PopeInPhilly crowd "This place, Independence Hall, has stories that connect us with the powerful and the downtrodden.”  – JT

 Lots of people up on the Ben Franklin Bridge taking selfies. Maybe they should open it more often for recreation. – Mari Schaefer

Seen on @SEPTA monitor. Guy comes to homeless man sitting by train stop. Doesn't ask him to move. Sits on street with him, gives him food. – Jason Laughlin

 Here's a look around town from instagrammers


A photo posted by Keith Major (@keith.major) on Sep 26, 2015 at 9:35am PDT

A photo posted by marusia26 (@marusia26) on Sep 26, 2015 at 9:29am PDT

Officer Chris Denshuick of the University of Pennsylvania Police says he's probably been in 1,000 photos today, thanks to the #PopeFrancis doll on his bike. "He's a people's pope," says Denshuick. #popeinphilly #CNN

A photo posted by Catherine Shoichet (@catherinecnn) on Sep 26, 2015 at 9:28am PDT

I'm seeing the Pope today... What are you doing? ���� #religiousstudiesmajordream

A photo posted by Alex Capozzi (@alexcapozzi) on Sep 26, 2015 at 9:36am PDT

Welcome Pope Francis... #popeweekend #popeweekendphilly #popeweekendphiladelphia #Philly #Philadelphia #CityOfBrotherlyLove

A photo posted by Diego A. M. (@diego47m) on Sep 26, 2015 at 9:42am PDT

Pope Francis, here we come! @paballet #paballet #pabpope #talent #festivaloffamilies #popeapalooza #popeinphilly

A photo posted by emily (@esusannah) on Sep 26, 2015 at 9:16am PDT

Seen at Walnut & W Rittenhouse Square #popocalypse2015 #popefrancis

A photo posted by Ian J. (@the.i.guy) on Sep 26, 2015 at 9:06am PDT