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York Minster
York, Yorkshire, England
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One of the great medieval churches of Europe, York Minster was begun in 627 AD as a simple wooden church. Over the subsequent centuries the church was rebuilt numerous times, until in 1080 the first Norman archbishop of York began the current stone building. The interior of the Minster is a cornucopia of medieval stained glass, fabulous Romanesque and later medieval architecture, and wonderful carvings. Foremost among the stained glass windows are the 'Five Sisters', a set of five narrow lancets in the north transept. This photograph shows the west facade of the Minster in late afternoon light, framed by a nearby lamp standard.

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