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snapshot from Amiens [#2]

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2016 by xi'an

main entrance to the cathedral of Amiens, France, March 27, 2016

church comics

Posted in Kids, pictures, Travel, Wines with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2016 by xi'an

During Easter break, a last minute airbnb reservation led us to visit the cathedral of Amiens (in North-East France, near the Battle of the Somme front) with its (42m) soaring ceilings and its immense nave. The central choir is surrounded by an ambulatory with niches of intricate polychrome sculptures of stories of saints that look like 3D-comics. Similar to those Jim and I already spotted in the cathedral of Chartres! In Amiens, there were several of them, including a vivid representation of the life and afterlife of Saint Fermin. (With an exhumation of his body (below) worth the visit by itself: the priest using the spade is so much into it!) As well as a life of John the Baptist, whose head was supposed to have ended up in the cathedral…

snapshot from Amiens [#1]

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2016 by xi'an

escaping the frame…

Posted in Kids, pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , on May 27, 2015 by xi'an

ofdawal

Katedrála svatého Víta, Václava a Vojtěch

Posted in Kids, pictures, Travel with tags , , , , on February 23, 2015 by xi'an

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