Taken with a Canon 50D, Sigma 10-20 lens at 10mm, F11, shutter speed 1 second, ISO100, tweaked in Photoshop
York Minster – the widest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. York Minster was built between the 12th and the 15th Century and is the largest Gothic church in England. It is 524 feet (160m) long and 249 feet (76m) wide. The height from floor to vault is over 90 feet (27m).The twin west towers are about 184 feet (56m) high, and the lantern tower 234 feet (71m). A visit to the Central Tower offers excellent views over the city. The Foundations Museum under the Minster shows how the present building was constructed on the site of a Norman Cathedral, which was itself built on a Roman Fort.
Two million people visit York Minster every year, whether as tourists or pilgrims.
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