Monday, October 27, 2008


We went to Amiens which is famous for its cathedral. The cathedral is huge but everything else in Amiens is charmingly small-scale: narrow little canals snaking through the old town, itty-bitty houses and a tiny, lovely, botanical garden. The excellent museum (photos below) is not so small; in fact it's a rather large small-museum but does not seem to have its own website. One of my favorite things in Amiens was an interesting small garden-housing development called Square Darlington that must have been built around 1950--like Stuyvesant Town but with just 5 or 6 buildings; you can see one of its brick "towers" (3 stories) just beyond the beds of the botanical garden, below.