24 July 2020

Religious art inside Amiens cathedral

I decided to post these eight photos as a slide show. I don't have a lot to say about any of them, and my quick and dirty research hasn't turned up much. Still, they are worth looking at. The sidshow runs for about two minutes. You'll notice a gory image of the beheading of John the Baptist in mid-show.

In the first photo in the show, I think the bishop (I assume he is one — maybe he's Saint-Honoré, who was the bishop of Amiens some 1,500 years ago) looks an awful lot like the late socialist president of the French Republic, François Mitterrand. Is that Jack Lang (Quel bel homme !) he's talking to? I wonder if the piece was restored in the 1990s, when they were in power. And could that be, Donald Trump in the next-to-last picture, disguised as a priest?
I'm not sure where I took the photo of the painting of an Amiens scene featuring the cathedral. It must have been inside the church. By the way, the current president of France, Emmanuel Macron, was himself  born in Amiens, in 1977.


  1. You've got an active imagination today, Ken!

    1. C'est peut-être à cause de mes nouvelles lunettes. Je vois le monde autrement.

  2. Those Bishops would have been in charge of us 1500 years ago. Nobody then could stop a virus then, and barely now. The cathedral has stood during some difficult times which I find hopeful.

  3. Since you're playing the look-alike game, the man to our right of the bishop's crozier in the first picture looks a lot like Dr. Fauci.
    Those are terrific pictures, thank you.


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