York Minster by David Davies

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(Wikipedia) York Minster is a Gothic cathedral in York, England and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe alongside Cologne Cathedral. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England, and is the cathedral for the Diocese of York; it is run by a dean and chapter under the Dean of York. The formal title of York Minster is The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York. The title “Minster” is attributed to churches established in the Anglo Saxon period as missionary teaching churches, and serves now as an honorific title. Services in the minster are sometimes regarded as on the High Church or Anglo-Catholic end of the Anglican continuum.

The minster has a very wide Decorated Gothic nave and chapter house, a Perpendicular Gothic choir and east end and Early English north and south transepts. The nave contains the West Window, constructed in 1338, and 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. In the north transept is the Five Sisters Window, each lancet being over 16 metres (52 ft) high. The south transept contains a famous rose window.

Olympus OM-10, 50mm 1.8


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I’ve been an amateur photographer for as long as I can remember, which at my age is about a couple of weeks! I’ve owned film cameras from Zeiss, Scheider, Leica, Nikon and Olympus, as well as digital cameras from Pentax and Canon, and still have several, if I can ever find them. I currently use a Sony NEX-5N with an 18-55mm zoom lens, and after a year of ownership am still learning all the functions.

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  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    Bravo! greeting from Sydney; your artwork is so beautiful; I like your idea to created it:)
    Hug someone you love before begin to work a day:)
    Best regards,

  • Thank you so much, Sunny, glad you like it!

    – David Davies

  • JustOneClick
    JustOneClickover 3 years ago

    spot on mate

  • Thank you!

    – David Davies

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...over 3 years ago

    Great lighting

  • Courtesy of York Minster! lol

    – David Davies

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Thank you so very much, Trish!

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Audrey.

    – David Davies

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this beautiful building David!

  • Thank you, Ray!

    – David Davies

  • Steve  Liptrot
    Steve Liptrotover 3 years ago

    Nice processing David

  • Thank you, Steve!

    – David Davies

  • ilpo laurila
    ilpo laurilaover 3 years ago

    Great image : David

  • Thanx ilpo!

    – David Davies

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...over 3 years ago

    love York

  • So do I, would love to get back.

    – David Davies

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