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Here is a picture taken yesterday evening in Amiens in the northern part of France.

It shows the Cathedral of Our Lady of Amiens who is the tallest complete cathedral in France.

Notre-Dame d'Amiens has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.

During the process of laser cleaning in the 1990s, it was discovered that the western façade of the cathedral was originally painted in multiple colors. A technique was perfected to determine the exact make-up of the colors as they were applied in the 13th century. Then, in conjunction with the laboratories of EDF (Electricity of France) and the expertise of the Society Skertzo, elaborate lighting techniques were developed to project these colors directly on the façade with precision, recreating the polychromatic appearance of the 13th century. When projected on the statues around the portals, the result is a stunning display that brings the figures to life. Since the projected colors are very difficult to photograph, the accompanying picture provides only a general idea of the result. The full effect can best be appreciated by direct viewing, which can be done at the Son et lumière on summer evenings, during the Christmas fair, and at New Year. (wikipedia source).

The shot has been made with my 10-20 lens and of course a tripod.
Sky was particurly clear but temperature was quite cold (-5° Celcius).
In the next few days, I'll present you the tryptics who are marvellously colored.


As usual, thanks in advance for your comments.

Regards.

Yves

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