I didn’t look up pictures of Amiens before my day trip, so I was surprised and charmed to discover dozens of bridges connecting a long public path with private properties. Flanking the path was a river and a stream.
Each bridge had its own personality. From this angle this red door seems to be a door to nowhere. On my way from the park to the Amiens Cathedral, I stopped in the bookstore over this bridge.Imagine living in one of these houses?My last main stop was the cathedral, which was built in the 1200s in only a span of fifty years, which is lightning speed compared to many other medieval cathedrals (and even by today’s standards—think about how long the last construction project took at your home or workplace). It’s amazing how the structure looks completely different depending on whether you are looking at the façade or the back.Is this not a dramatic scene?The interior was awe-inspiring. I sat down and looked up for a long time. Outside, spring tulips were in bloom. The town of Amiens was more than I expected and became more enchanting with every step.