tympanum of the Amiens Cathedral (HDR)

This is an HDR (high dynamic range) rendition of the tympanum of the superb Gothic cathedral in Amiens, which miraculously survived 2 wars in which almost anything else was destroyed. The bombings in 1940 and their result (before/after photograph) can also be seen on this blog. Besides, later in the war, the skilful RAF pilots who bombarded the city to free political prisoners (see operation Jericho) managed to wipe out a great portion of the city while leaving the 13th century building almost intact (see that picture of a hole in the roof of the Cathedral in these Scottish archives on Flickr).

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