Sunday, October 18, 2009

Visit to York Minster in York, England

I had the chance to visit York, England's walled city last year in November. It is a city situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. I always love to see historical buildings and architecture such as Churches and Cathedrals , castles and palaces and anything that manifests history. You can see the York Minster Cathedral in my background here. It is considered to be the second largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Wow! I was amazed by this trip seeing architecture like this. Thanks a lot to a friend Ross for touring me here! She's really a good friend! continue reading below to know more about this Cathedral.

that's me enjoying my trip in York, England last year..the background is the York Minster Cathedral.

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 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 Metropolitan Church of St Peter in York. Services in the Minster are sometimes regarded as on the high church Anglo-Catholicism side of the Anglican scale.

It 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 the famous Rose window. more here



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