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York Minster by Gouzelka

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York Minster, Yorkshire, UK
York Minster is one of the great cathedrals of the world. York Minster, a building at the centre of the north of England. The first York Minster dates back to the year 627. This church was itself rebuilt by St. Wilfrid around 670, but it was Egbert (732-766), the first recogised Archbishop of York, who made the cathedral school and library the envy of Europe. The Minster Church burned down in 741, but it was replaced by a glorious new church containing no less than 30 altars. The city of York and the Minster suffered greatly during William’s “Harrying of the North”, but they suffered more when a Danish invasion destroyed the church completely in 1075. The new Norman Archbishop of York, Thomas of Bayeux, rebuilt the Minster. beginning in 1080. In 1137 the Minster suffered severe fire damage yet again. The choir and crypt were rebuilt beginning in 1154, and a large chapel dedicated to St. Sepulchre was added to the nave. A slow makeover of the Minster began in 1220 with the South Transept, followed by the North Transept. The styles of these transepts are quite unique. But this was nothing compared to the depradations suffered under Elizabeth I. The interior of the Minster was stripped of its tombs, funereal brasses, memorials, altars, vestments, coats of arms, and stained-glass portraits.The building suffered from further fires in the Victorian period, and the ravages of time have neccessitated ongoing repair work during the 20th century, but York Minster retains the allure of its rich history and marvellous architectural heritage.



  • marieangel
    marieangelover 5 years ago

    this is a lovely piecexxmy fav place

  • Thank you so much Marie! ;-)

    – Gouzelka

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago

    excellent HDr

  • Thank you so much!

    – Gouzelka

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Splendid work, my friend!

  • Thank you Bela, happy for your comments!

    – Gouzelka

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago

    WOW – well done – love it!

  • Thank you dear, thank you!

    – Gouzelka

  • Peter Lusby Taylor
    Peter Lusby Ta...over 5 years ago

    very very effective shot, excellent composition and treatment.-(must be hdr?)

  • Thank you so much Peter, HDR- you are right! :-)

    – Gouzelka

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 5 years ago

    Amazing work- the angle and lighting are superb!!

  • Thank you Pauline for your lovely comment!

    – Gouzelka

  • Glen Allen
    Glen Allenover 5 years ago

    Excellent HDR treatment, lovely angle, so unusuall too.

  • Thank you Glen, thank you for all your great comments about my works!!! :-)

    – Gouzelka

  • CJTill
    CJTillover 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning work Gouzelka.

  • Thank you so much, appreciated your comments, Colin ;-)

    – Gouzelka

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 5 years ago

    i love this angle!! I’ve been there and still remember it as being one of the most fascinating cathedrals we saw in the UK and you know when you are doing the touristy thing, you end up seeing a lot of cathedrals. I still carry a key ring i bought there that i use every day of the rose window.

  • Thank you Marion for your lovely comment. It is pleaser to remind something a special. England is full of history – Cathedrals, Abbeys, Churches, Castles! You are right, that is best things to see.

    – Gouzelka

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful composiiton and processing, love the colours!!

  • Thank you Shaun for all your comments! ☺

    – Gouzelka

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