A picture of a picture.I saw this delegation of Chinese? men posing in front of the "Paushuize" (Pope home) in Utrecht. The building has been named after Adrian VI, the only Dutch pope who built the house from 1517 on. Adrian wasn't at that time a Pope. He worked at the Court of Emperor Charles V in Spain and hoped ever return to Utrecht. Adrian however was elected Pope in 1522 and died a year later in Rome. He has his home in Utrecht never inhabited.
The house is well preserved, the special architecture, the alternation of red brick with lighter "bacon layers"of natural stone and a stricking stepped gable, makes this a Renaissance house with Gothic influences. In 1830 it was renovated and the pointed arch windows were replaced by straight ones.
Nowadays Paushuize is used as a representative space for the Commisioner of the King and the provincial government. A part of it has since 1996 used at the University of Utrecht. In 1985 Pope John Paul II visited Paushuize.