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Old April 6th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #1
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Amiens, France

Amiens is a city of 136,105 inhabitants and the 273,814 inh in the metro area located in Northern France.
It is the biggest and Capital city of Picardie region.
Amiens is famous for its big cathedral Notre-Dame d'Amiens (the biggest of France) and the 104m high Perret tower build in the 1950's.

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Old April 6th, 2010, 09:54 PM   #2
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The city was destroyed in one of the WWs? That's what I guess seeing those pictures. Your pictures sure are great and thank you very much for them...but the city itself looks rather bland and boring.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #3
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Looks very Belgian.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 02:31 AM   #4
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you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful photos of French cities.
thanks for the tour man.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:36 AM   #5
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Nice pics but the city looks a lit bittle depressing(my opnion).
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Old April 8th, 2010, 05:10 PM   #6
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Some nice architecture when you look closely, but also a good share of dull looking buildings such as in pic 108.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #7
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This is probably the most insulting thing I can say, but it looks so much like a British city... in fact, even drabber... Its drabness is quite solid and consistent though unlike other bomb torn British cities like Southampton or Coventry... at least Amiens has a consistent height of building and residential floors in the centre... the British equivalent would have a rather dead centre, less consistency in height and design, the same general 1950s/60s drabness, broken with the odd weird discordant building, or retail warehouse...

On the plus side, it looks liek the city has had some good work on its streets/paving etc... simple and tasteful, I love the narrow river with footbridges across, the walls of trees are very classy (none of those in the UK, far too posh), and the thin tower, and modern rail station? are very cool
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Old April 8th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #8
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Interesting pictures.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 07:17 PM   #9
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Amiens is my lovely, very nice town in France i really love that town, thanks Minato for those photos
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Old April 8th, 2010, 07:39 PM   #10
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I really like the look of the front facade of the cathedral. Also the tall slim building interests me. I shall have to look for further information.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #11
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it's called Tour Perret. Some info here (Wiki in French)
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Old April 9th, 2010, 01:24 PM   #12
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Thanks for info juanico. I did not know about this one even though construction started over 60 years ago. I really like it.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 12:55 PM   #13
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france is a economically best country but
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Old December 17th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #14
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Old December 17th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #15
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As steppenwolf said, it looks quite british... not in a bad way though. Interesting how some modern buildings are mixed with old ones.

Liked it!
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Old December 9th, 2012, 12:01 AM   #16
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De todas essas cidades Francesas ANGERS E NANTES são muitas as mais bonitas e modernas com um turismo muito bom.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #17
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Lovely cathedral. I once visited that one while waiting for a train connection. The rest if the city isn't beautiful or exciting, but also not ugly or boring. The reconstruction architecture is better than the German counterparts. Here and there you see a glimpse of the old architecture and how the city must have looked before the bombing. Best modernist building in the city is Tour Perret: coll landmark!

By the way, this place looks completely different than the rest of the city. Like you're in another time and world.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #18
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Tour Perret its really a very nice tower, i liked it very much.
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