Amiens Cathedral, France
The following photos of Amiens Cathedral are by Narayan Sengupta. All photos on this page are copyright Narayan Sengupta and may only be reproduced with his express permission. You may contact him here: email@example.com. Special thanks to Claude, Mom and my little angel.
Amiens Cathedral - 858 - our first view as we arrived from the direction of Paris. It's not quite as dramatic as the first view of Chartres, but it still impressive to be able to see a cathedral in its entireity like that. It would be the last whole view we would get.
860 - We parked here, a block away from the rear side.
862 - the approach from the rear between the transcept and the ambulatory
863 - looking up at the same point
867 - south side transcept under scaffolding
868 - detail of south portal
870 - Amiens Cathedral - south elevation heading toward the front facade
873 - self portrait of the four of us at the parvis in front of the cathedral
877 - Amiens Cathedral - front facade; the asymetry is not immediately apparent
880 - Amiens Cathedral - detail of rose window; isn't the stone work astounding?
885 - Amiens Cathedral - this must be the oldest house on the parvis
889 - Amiens Cathedral - the tallest nave in France
900 - Amiens Cathedral - south elevation with the sun coming through for a few seconds.
902 - Amiens Cathedral - transcept rose window
910 - Amiens Cathedral - detail of altar rail
911 - Amiens Cathedral - detail of woodwork about the life of John the Baptist (Saint Jhan); his head is the great relic of the Amiens Cathedral.
924 - Amiens Cathedral - these windows remind me a bit of those in Sainte Chapelle in Paris.
926 - Amiens Cathedral - Madonna and child detail
930 - Amiens Cathedral - World War I memorial. The cathedral was heavily damaged by the war which was fought all around for four years. The cathedral was rebuilt with gracious donations from the United States. The memorial commemorates British Commonwealth troops who gave their lives in France.
932 - Amiens Cathedral - "In Peace, John the Baptist Maria Simon..."
951 - Amiens Cathedral - rear elevation