The cathedral of Amiens
Localization: Amiens - France.
Status: Possible opening.
The indications of links between the town of Amiens and that of Samarobrive on the obscure continent are daily increasing and are more and more convincing. And the first of these indications is his old name "Samrobriva". Which means " Bridge on the Somme " or " Bridge-on-Somme ". This old name tends to prove that the city of Samarobrive would be one of the oldest on the obscure continent. The attempts to re-elect the city to " Amiens" were constantly criticised by the inhabitants of Samarobrive.
It is also known that Amiens was the city where Jules VERNE had his residence from 1872 AD on. The ferryman qualities of this great writer are no longer there though.
Finally, the cathedral of the city, with its interesting labyrinth floor, is very likely a Passage place. Each days you will find many researchers entering this labyrinth from any direction in search of how to open this passage. Moreover, one document coming from the Obscure Cities recently found in the files of the Archivist Isidore Louis very clearly shows the interior of a building of Samarobrive which resembles very strangly to the cathedral of Amiens. This building less known in our world would be the "Servadac Temple" whose function remains to us completely unknown to date.
It is also known that Amiens was the city where Jules VERNE had his residence from 1872. The ferryman qualities of this great writer are no longer to be demonstrated.
Finally, the cathedral of the city, with its interesting labyrinth designed on the floor, is very likely a Passage place. Each days you will find many researchers entering this labyrinth from any direction in search of how to open this Passage. Moreover, one document coming from the Obscure Cities recently found in the files of the Archivist Isidore Louis very clearly shows the interior of a building of Samarobrive which seems very strangly to the cathedral of Amiens. This building less known in our world would be the "Servadac Temple" whose function remains to us completely unknown to date.
Some recent events came to reinforce this assumption. A strange phenomenon which could make think to the demonstration of a Passage appeared on the tympanums of the cathedral. During one limited period, from June 16 to September 30 2001, the tympanums of the cathedral were mysteriously illuminated by bright colors. Whereas usually the sculptures have the appearance of the natural stone, when came the evening, for one 45 minutes period, another aspect of the places appeared. In order to mask the origin of these repetitive incidents, the authorities of the city presented the following explanations: "For the restoration of the cathedral which started in 1993 and lasted 6 years, a laser was used for the cleaning of the frontage. The radiation of the laser causes a microcomputer-resonance in the layer of stain which is detached by touch and does not attack the higher layer of the stone. On the skin of the sculptures, it exerts neither mechanical action nor heat. It is during this meticulous cleaning that traces of polychromy appeared. Following this discovery, a "lightening" of the tympanum was decided. This "lightening" of the cathedral thus intends to restore at the building its polychromy of origin. The choice of the colors was taken back the reports of the restorers of the frontage. On some surfaces less subjected to the bad weather, the color could be given directly. But when the traces of pigments were too negligible to be able to identify with the naked eyes the hue of origin, some chemical search were undertaken. Then data processing specialists took again the relay. Each of the six half-gates was photographed in a natural state. These photographs were digitized then colorized by computer while scrupulously following the data provided by the restorers. These new images colors then were put on film and were projected so that the stone and its coloured image are superimposed exactly. To perfect the aesthetic effect of the unit, lighting that exempted, with the Middle Ages, the oil lamps hung under the gates was simulated by a slight yellowing of the colors and effects of shade. The result is of a seizing beauty". The theory of modern technologies, the laser and the computers deludes nobody and especially not the many recherchists working on this assumption. But what does it happened really? Wouldn't it be simpler to admit the obviousness? Wouldn't this light quite simply be only the projection of the Servadac temple? Thus instead of wanting to choke the affair, could not we interest us in the true node of the problem: how does this light reach us? Unfortunately, the administrative immobilism of the authorities which refused to lend their assistance to an unspecified investigation destroyed all the chances to be able to discover the mechanisms of probable Passage which opened there.
As we can see, the file about the cathedral of Amiens remains a burning file as well as an enigma that many obscurilogist would like to elucidate...