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Amiens Cathedral

Inspired by a two night visit to Amiens
July 14 – 16, 2023 by Henry & Wendy de Jong

Above is the link to my article “City on a Hill” about Cathedrals in the Reformed Journal. Way below is a photo gallery from visits to the cathedral during the day and a half we were there. But first some links to videos that prepared us for our visit. Click the video thumbs for a popup player.

Amiens Cathedral Light Show

A twenty-six minute video of the daily light show projected on to the face of Amiens Cathedral. The video is no substitute for the real experience – standing with a thousand people in the square on a balmy summer night in front of one of the greatest cathedrals.

Amiens Cathedral Construction Sequence

A four minute ‘timelapse’ sequence of the cathedral’s construction.

Amiens Cathedral Revelation

A much longer (18 minute) animation of situation, planning and construction of Amiens Cathedral. Produced by Columbia University. Including a beautiful fly-over dream sequence imagining the cathedral in its mediaeval setting.

Amiens Cathedral Architectural & Sculptural Program

From the Smarthistory channel, a sixteen minute tour of the architectural and sculptural program of Amiens Cathedral, with respectful and scholarly commentary.

Photo Album: Amiens Cathedral Visit

Pictures from our visit to Amiens Cathedral, July 14 – 16, 2023, including from the the light shows after dusk on the 14th and 15th.

Click on the thumbnail images to view these pictures full screen and display the descriptions.

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Newmaker Notes – writings, photos and collections – by Henry J. de Jong.

Newmaker is the spirit that drives a lifetime of creativity, and is a reflection of the Creator who continues to make all things new.

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