The bishop of Limburg/Germany has been critized heavily for the exorbitant costs of his new residence, which have gone up from a few million € to 31.000.000 € (or perhaps even 40.000.000 €, including compensation for damages in neighbouring estates caused by the construction work). He was received by Pope Francis today.
Deliberately taken with a wide angle of 24 mm, this is certainly not the best photo of Limburg cathedral, because of distortion and lines converging into the sky (or heaven?).
To the right, 50 percent of the bishop's residence are visible. The Alte Vikarie in the center existed before and has been renovated. The new light cuboid contains the bishop's private rooms, including a living room of 63 sqm. The black building is the new bishop's private chapel. On the other side of the chapel, there is a new diocesan centre not visible in this capture (with an amount auf 450.000 € spent for art), and to the right of the photographer, the diocesan museum which existed before and only had to be renovated. The remains of the old town wall were integrated in this estate, which can only be understood by looking at an aerial photography:
For a better view of the beautiful cathedral please see
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- Copyright: Sven Erich Czernik (Energysavingelk) (1953)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5 D Mark II, 24-105mm F/4L IS USM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-21 6:09