Amiens 25.09.2019


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I got to Amiens from Paris by train. Nobody even tried to check my tickets. I was planning to meet my friends here to go to the sea (which is just about time in the end of September, where the weather barely was about +17C).

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It turned out the city has reach history. It was a key point in World War I, and even before that it played a role of a local center.

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The main sight is Notre-Dame cathedral. It is two (2!) times bigger than Notre-Dame in Paris. Well, even the impression is quite comparable.

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Some columns don't seem straight. I hope that's how it was designed.

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Stained glass window are very solid as well.

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There are many different memorials inside dedicated to events (or people) from World Wars.

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Reliefs inside are wooden. Outside everything is from stone.

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Amiens is not just about building and sights. They also have local cuisine specialties. Meet Amiens macaron (:
It is advertised as a very local thing and have nothing common with usual macaron. Probably it's a kind of almond cookie.

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Somme river. The one from battle of the Somme. Not too far from here, by the way.

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The skyscraper on the photo was the tallest building in Europe for a couple of years until Moscow built Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building in 1952.

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The last major thing about Amiens it was a city where Jules Verne lived. There is even a museum in his historical house, however locals didn't recommend to go there so I followed the advice.

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