Last year, December 18, I dropped by Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral and found out that it was under renovation (still is as of this writing). One thing that caught my attention was the removal of the original spires. Furthermore, I couldn’t recognize the grounds behind the cathedral, originally it was a park during my time.
It’s just sad, at first they put a transmission tower on the main spire of the cathedral in the early ’80s. Then, when the diocese wanted to raise some funds, they built commercial area behind it; they just ensured that the apostles are not covered by these new buildings. And now, they totally changing the aesthetics.
Somebody can call me a sentimental fool, but I do miss the old cathedral. Of all people, I would expect the local diocese to have some sense of history.
Here are some pictures that I took during my visit: