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Hauts-de-France Oise Somme Aisne (Picardie)

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  • Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame

    TO SEE ENLARGED AS ALL PICTURES HAVE BEEN REDUCED!!! She is called 'The Reference' and can contain two times notre Dame de Paris! UNESCO World Heritage; France Hauts-de-France Region Somme Department Picardie Province Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame built fro…

  • 109 0983bc Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame Arrival in 2003

    Fisrt view of the mediaeval jewel, miraculously preserved from wars bombings when quite all the town has been erased as shows this post war buildings of brick on foreplan; Seduction immediately operates when appears this facade just cleaned by laser new…

  • 109 0997bc Somme Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame Central Porch

    The last judgment on tympanum and the 'Handsome God" or "le Beau Dieu" d'Amiens, a teaching and blessing Christ on central pier; France Picardie Region Somme Department Amiens Capital Cathedral Notre Dame UNESCO World Heritage in 1981.


  • PICT4468bc Douce France

    Sainte Félicité possède le plus haut clocher de l'Oise hormis la cathédrale de Senlis; Un symbole de notre douce France, cher Pays de notre enfance!

  • PICT16561dc Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame Majesty 1220

    New visit not under the sun as in 2003 but under Spring storms and strong rain in 2007 while going to visit my family in the North of France; With sun or not, she is always of a great majesty! The town of Amiens has been proclamed Town of Art and History…

  • PICT16473ac Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame Virgin Portal

    South porch of the facade dedicated to the Virgin Mary; Dormition, Assumption, and Coronation of the Virgin are depicted; France Picardie Region Somme Department Amiens Capital Cathedral Notre Dame UNESCO World Heritage in 1981.


  • PICT16474ac Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame Virgo Porch

    Left statues, devils and quadrilobes; The second down left one is under the statue of king Herode and shows the king ordering the destruction by fire of all the vessels of Tharsis inhabitants; France Picardie Region Somme Department Amiens Capital Cathedr…

  • PICT16476ac Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame Virgo Porch

    This just restored porch is on South transept; Detail of the devils beneath the mages; An incredible mountain of stone lace! France Picardie Region Somme Department Amiens Capital Cathedral Notre Dame UNESCO World Heritage in 1981.

  • PICT16484ac Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame Facade St Firmin Porch Devils and Zodiacal Quatrefoils

    The quatrefoils or quadrilobes of the facade portals depict here the Picard calendar made of zodiacal signs associated with seasonal scenes of the rural life; They are to be read by vertical pair; France Picardie Region Somme Department Amiens Capital Cat…


  • PICT16485ac Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame Facade St Firmin Porch Zodiacal Quatrefoils

    The quatrefoils or quadrilobes of the facade portals depict here the Picard calendar made of zodiacal signs associated with seasonal scenes of the rural life; They are to be read by vertical pair; France Picardie Region Somme Department Amiens Capital Cat…

  • Amiens Cathedral Zodiac

    The quatrefoils or quadrilobes of the facade portals depict here the Picard calendar made of zodiacal signs associated with seasonal scenes of the rural life; They are to be read by vertical pair; On our first visit in 2003 I pictured the zodiacal quatref…

  • PICT16507ac Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame Chapter North Wooden Stalls

    De wikipedia en Français: Réalisées en bois blond de chêne, les stalles de Notre-Dame d'Amiens représentent le plus grand chef-d'œuvre d'ébénisterie jamais réalisé sur terre (avec celles de la cathédrale de Tolède), et jamais égalé depuis; De style flambo…


  • PICT16510bc Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame West Facade Rose 16th

    Shining above the grand organ, the facade West rose in a flamboyant Gothic style is also called Rose of the Sea; It was ordered by the major of Amiens at the beginning of 16th century; Image taken from the far transept without tripod; France Picardie Regi…

  • PICT16506ac Amiens Cathedral Choir Mediaeval South Wooden Stalls

    From French wikipedia translated: Made of light wood oak stalls of Notre-Dame d'Amiens represent the greatest masterpiece of cabinet making ever made on earth (with those of the Cathedral of Toledo), and never equaled…

  • PICT16543cc Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame Main Nave from Altar at Transept Crossings

    The imposing house of God! From here we can admire the mediaeval grand organ, the West facade rose of the Sea, the golden marble pulpit which is a more recent Baroque splendour from 1777; France Picardie Region Somme Department Amiens Capital Cathedral N…


  • PICT16525ac Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame Apse Chapel of the Sacred Heart

    TO SEE ENLARGED FOR DETAILS; It is the fifth radiant chapel beside the choir; It was before the chapel of St James the Major; Absolute silence is required there; I see the American flag on right side with other ones; It commemorates the help of allied Nat…

  • IMG 0793bc Amiens Cathedral Mediaeval Grand Organ 1429

    We were so lucky when entering the Cathedral because an organ free concert with trumpet just began!!! This restored instrument (Cavaillé-Coll, 1889 / Roethinger, 1936) decorated with golden arabesques has been built in 1429 with 2,500 pipes at that time;…

  • PICT16524bc Amiens Cathedral Notre Dame Fourth Apse Chapel of the Virgin

    The blue chapel containing the Saint Sacrament is on extreme East of the apse; It is as vast as a choir in other cathedrals! This is the most sacred place of worship and silent prayer; Blue is the marial colour; France Picardie Region Somme Department Am…


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