Pardon for my quite long silence and absence as we've been away for a gorgeous holiday and yes it is in France! 10 beautiful days to be exact.
We left just when Olympics started and we did not miss the spectacular Opening Ceremony of course! Anyway, I won't be writing too much as I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
As putting everything in 10 days in just 1 post would be too long and boring, I deem it fit to break this post into 4, so here goes the 1st part.
As we travelled by car (our place to Dover about 3 hours drive then 1.5 hours on the crossing the English channel) we thought it best to break the trip before we head off to Paris (which is 4 hours drive from Calais Port) .
We just need to stopped over in Amiens for 2 days just to get our energies back.
It is a beautiful city in the North of France but the weather was quite chilly.
I was disappointed especially since we left a very sunny Britain basking in an average 25C of sunshine the whole week before we left. But still, that's part of the Amiens charm.
Notre Dame de Amiens - a world heritage site where the replica of the face of St. John the Baptist is being displayed.
A Gothic Cathedral built in 1220, as seen from the back. Magnificent, isn't it?
The impressive nave that greets one right away upon the entering the Cathedral. Just breathtaking.
The Cathedral's doors with its numerous carvings
Beautiful coloured candles inside. Have to light a few for the unborn child we lost earlier this year.
Dearest Husband and Little Girl with their identical trademark folding of the arms pose
My little Girl enjoying the beauty of Jardin d' Medieval
The city was very quiet especially as we were there on a weekend plus the fact that it is summer.
I've heard the French do their long holidays. Some would even take the entire 6 weeks off as we've noticed in the signs on the shops saying they will be away for a couple of weeks.
Dearest Husband also said some factories do the same.
I wonder how they earn a living being off work for those weeks!
We stayed in the city centre and the Cathedral is just right in our hotel's doorstep!
|I love how the French adorn their houses with beautiful flowers. Just 1 colour and by the windows.|
My Little Girl enjoying the carousel. She had it all to herself. No long queues. Just 5 euros and a then its a few minutes of fun ride.
Au Revoir for now and more on the 3 more parts of this post.