Sunday, 30 December 2018

York Minster




I was not able to photograph the whole of York Minster, so here are some snippets




York Minster is the second largest Gothic cathedral of Northern Europe. The present building was begun in about 1230 and completed in 1472. It has a cruciform plan with a central tower and two towers at the west front. The stone used for the building is magnesian limestone, which glows when the sun shines on it.




the east side of the building.

Approximately two million individual pieces of glass make up the cathedral's stained glass windows. York Minster's 128 windows hold more than half of England's medieval stained glass.

In 1984, a lightning bolt set fire to the south transept, destroying its roof an causing massive damage.




 Our visit was short, and we did not do justice to this wonderful building, but here are some snaps I took during our brief visit.





















Restoration work following the fire is still going on both inside and outside the building


















Over the Lady Chapel in the east end is the Great East Window, finished in 1408, the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world.











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