The Rose Window, a stained glass masterpiece high in the South Transept of York Minster, was nearly lost after lightning struck the Minster in the 1980s causing a severe fire in the Minster’s wooden roof.
The stonework of the Rose Window was completed in the mid 13th century but the stained glass was added near the end of the 15th century to commemorate the end of the War of the Roses and honor the Tudor dynasty.
HDR image from 3 images processed in Photomatix Pro3 adjusted in CS3.
Pentax K10D 18-55mm lens
1/180 @ f6.7 ISO 100
27 Sept 2009
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