Amiens Cathedral, France Photos

Amiens, an ancient French town badly damaged in WWI & II, is well-known for its Cathedral of Our Lady aka Amiens Cathedral (1220-70), the largest Gothic building in France, with its highly ornate west facade decorated with a profusion of carved figures mostly from the Old & New Testaments.

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Amiens Cathedral. France.West front facade & main portal of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Carving of Angel Gabriel blowing his horn on Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Statue of Angel Gabriel blowing his horn on Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Amiens Cathedral (aka Cathedral of Our Lady) (1220-70). France. Architect: Robert of Luzarches; Thomas de Cormont.West front facade & main portal of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Carving of Angel Gabriel blowing his horn on Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Statue of Angel Gabriel blowing his horn on Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Gargoyles looking out from gallery on Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Flamboyant style rose window on west front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Rose window & double galleries on west front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Rose window & double galleries on west front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Gargoyles looking out from gallery on Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Flamboyant style rose window on west front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Rose window & double galleries on west front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Rose window & double galleries on west front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Left side of Kings' Gallery with life-sized figures on front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Central section of Kings' Gallery on front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Right side section of King's Gallery on front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Portals on west front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Left side of Kings' Gallery with life-sized figures on front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Central section of Kings' Gallery on front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Right side section of King's Gallery on front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Portals on west front of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Central portal with angels & Christ over Last Judgment story of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Angels weighing souls on Last Judgment carving of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Souls tortured & boiled over fires of hell on Last Judgment carving of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Souls rising from graves on Last Judgment carving of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Central portal with angels & Christ over Last Judgment story of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Angels weighing souls on Last Judgment carving of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Souls tortured & boiled over fires of hell on Last Judgment carving of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Souls rising from graves on Last Judgment carving of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Saints flanking central portal of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Saints carved to left of central portal of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Saints carved to right of central portal of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Saints carved on facade of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Saints flanking central portal of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Saints carved to left of central portal of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Saints carved to right of central portal of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Saints carved on facade of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Saints carved on facade of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Ceiling vaulting of highest cathedral nave in France at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Nave, ceiling vaulting & chancel of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Wrought iron grille enclosing choir at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Saints carved on facade of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Ceiling vaulting of highest cathedral nave in France at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Nave, ceiling vaulting & chancel of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Wrought iron grille (18thC) enclosing choir at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Baroque altar piece with cherubs in chancel of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Baroque pulpit of marble & gilded with female figures representing the three theological virtues: Faith, Hope & Charity at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Rose window, Rose of Heaven, in south transept of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Rose window in south transept of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Baroque altar piece with cherubs in chancel of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Baroque pulpit of marble & gilded with female figures representing the three theological virtues: Faith, Hope & Charity at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Rose window, Rose of Heaven, in south transept of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Rose window in south transept of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Rose window over main doors of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Rose window, Compass Rose in north transept of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Details of rose window in north transept of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Saints under north transept rose window at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Rose window over main doors of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Rose window, Compass Rose (14thC) in north transept of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Details of rose window (14thC) in north transept of Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Saints under north transept rose window at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Organ with golden arabesques at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Polychrome sculpted figures in scenes from life of St. James the Greater at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.A scene from life of St. James the Greater at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.A scene from life of St. James the Greater at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Organ with golden arabesques (1442) at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Polychrome sculpted figures in scenes from life of St. James the Greater at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.A scene from life of St. James the Greater at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.A scene from life of St. James the Greater at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
A scene from life of St. James the Greater at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Detail of a scene from life of St. James the Greater at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Scenes with polychrome sculpted figures from life of St. Firmin, first Bishop of Amiens & funerary monument of Ferry de Beauvoir, Bishop of Amiens who died in 1472 at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Polychrome figures in religious scene at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
A scene from life of St. James the Greater at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Detail of a scene from life of St. James the Greater at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Scenes with polychrome sculpted figures (1495) from life of St. Firmin, first Bishop of Amiens & funerary monument of Ferry de Beauvoir, Bishop of Amiens who died in 1472 at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Polychrome figures in religious scene at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Sculpture of Bishop being beheaded at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Scenes with polychrome sculpted figures depicting events in life of John the Baptist at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Depiction of beheading of John the Baptist with polychrome sculpted figures at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Statue of St. Joan of Arc with fleur-de-lis on her garments who visited Amiens in 1430. Amiens, France.
Sculpture of Bishop being beheaded at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Scenes with polychrome sculpted figures depicting events in life of John the Baptist at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Depiction of beheading of John the Baptist with polychrome sculpted figures at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Statue of St. Joan of Arc with fleur-de-lis on her garments who visited Amiens in 1430. Amiens, France.
Plaque honoring soldiers of Newfoundland contingent who died in first battle of the Somme. Amiens, France.Plaque in memory of men of Royal Canadian Dragoons who died during WWI. Amiens, France.Memorial plaque with British coat of arms commemorating British & Irish soldiers who died on French battlefields during WWI at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Ornate wrought iron & gilded gate with crest at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Plaque honoring soldiers of Newfoundland contingent who died in first battle of the Somme. Amiens, France.Plaque in memory of men of Royal Canadian Dragoons who died during WWI. Amiens, France.Memorial plaque with British coat of arms commemorating British & Irish soldiers who died on French battlefields during WWI at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Ornate wrought iron & gilded gate with crest at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Fragments of ancient stained glass windows integrated into a composition by Jeannette Weiss-Gruber at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Stained glass windows by Gaudin in Chapel of St. James Major aka Chapel of Sacred Heart at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Ornate wrought iron & gilded gate at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Chapel of Our Lady of Pity designed by Joseph Christophle & executed by Jean-Baptiste Dupuis in Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
Fragments of ancient stained glass windows (13thC) integrated into a composition (1991) by Jeannette Weiss-Gruber at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Stained glass windows (1933) by Gaudin in Chapel of St. James Major aka Chapel of Sacred Heart at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Ornate wrought iron & gilded gate at Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.Chapel of Our Lady of Pity (1761) designed by Joseph Christophle & executed by Jean-Baptiste Dupuis in Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.
La Maison du Pèlerin an ancient half-timbered building close by Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.


La Maison du Pèlerin (Pilgrim House) an ancient half-timbered building close by Amiens Cathedral. Amiens, France.



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