"Study the Altar Area" Amiens Things to Do Tip by hquittner

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  The Cathedral Crossing
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  • The Cathedral Crossing - Amiens
      The Cathedral Crossing
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  • The Altar and Apse - Amiens
      The Altar and Apse
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  • Main Altar and Apse - Amiens
      Main Altar and Apse
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  • Grille Before Choir-Altar Are - Amiens
      Grille Before Choir-Altar Are
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  • Crying Angel on Tomb - Amiens
      Crying Angel on Tomb
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The crossing bears a very tall spire (over 100m) and leads into a choir area and double ambulatory that has 5 radiating chapels. The choir wall has much sculpture on its north wall. The choir is separated from the crossing by a fine 18C grille. Behind the master altar is the tomb of Bishop de la Grange (d. 1402) which has as part of its sculpture a famous Crying Angel.

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  • Written Jan 27, 2009
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