Photographer's Note

I had three candidates for the today post, this one and two from WS. Finally I chose this one as funny. This man in his white shirt is made from one piece of oak and is the work by Stéphane Balkenhol from 1993 "L'homme sur sa bouée". I read there are two more sculptures from the same piece of oakwood but I couldn't find them. One can see reflections of the Amiens cathedral in the river Somme. Amiens has many interesting places to visit.

St-Leu is a part of Amiens north of the town centre. Its has many older wooden and brick houses and several canals. It was a poor part of town, but since extensive renovation in the 1990s it has become popular with tourists and students as a pretty area with a high concentration of cafés, restaurants and night clubs. Local culture is offered by Chés Cabotans theatre (puppet shows in the Picard language) and 'La Lune des Pirates', a concert hall.
Amiens Cathedral (a World Heritage Site) is the tallest of the large 'classic' Gothic churches of the 13th century and is the largest in France of its kind. After a fire destroyed the former cathedral, the new nave was begun in 1220 – and finished in 1247. Amiens Cathedral is notable for the coherence of its plan, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation, the particularly fine display of sculptures on the principal façade and in the south transept, and the labyrinth, and other inlays of its floor. It is described as the "Parthenon of Gothic architecture", and by John Ruskin as "Gothic, clear of Roman tradition and of Arabian taint, Gothic pure, authoritative, unsurpassable, and unaccusable."

The Municipal Circus, also known as the "Cirque Jules Verne", is one of the few remaining permanent circuses in the world.

Like in other towns in france, bigger or small ones, I was amazed to see a lot of flower decorations, visible on photos in WS. here and
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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9241 W: 140 N: 23280] (115677)
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