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St. Getreu, Bamberg: Kreuzaltar
The Holy Cross altar in St. Getreu. Light was a bit unfortunate.
What would you think how much money a janitor or overseer for this church would make? Precisely: a janitor for this church together with the much bigger St. Michael? We learned this when we had a conversation with that janitor who addressed us when we were going to leave St Getreu. Once he was a lorry driver, then he lost his job, and is now working in a temporary position where he has to care about two churches, including opening and closing them, doing small repairs, cleaning and everything else a janitor does. At Hartz 4 standard rate (the lowest social standard above total impoverishment) he earns €359,- a month. Ca. US$ 508,-
All this Baroque splendor, all the glory, the treasures, the witnesses of faith, the masterpieces of Franconian craftsmen and artists - managed by a single person who gets a pocket money.