Perfect Symmetry … Yorkminster, York, England

York Minster Chapter House


When I visit England one of my favourite activities is to visit the great churches.

Where permitted I like to photograph inside.

I never use flash. First, I wish to demonstrate my respect for the sanctity of the building.

Second, there is already such beautiful light available that using flash would only disturb it.

In this image I’ve captured the beautifully ornate ceiling of the Chapter House at Yorkminster.

I marvel at the beauty; the artistry; the workmanship; the efforts it would have taken to create a ceiling on such a grand scale several hundred years ago.

Perfect symmetry.

Just how did they do it?

What’s even more incredible is that it’s still here for all of us to enjoy.

And I share my vision of it with you …

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂


©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013


Light Play … Black Abbey, Kilkenny, Ireland


Time has a way of marching on. We change. We grow. My website gets out of date.

So, I’ve been spending some time lately, in the evenings when my battery is recharging, updating my portal to the world, in particular my photo galleries. One at a time, so it’s not too overwhelming.

This week I’m working on my “Impressions of Ireland.”

Visiting the old churches of Europe is one of my favourite activities when we travel. In particular, my eye is drawn to the play of light from stained glass windows.

In Kilkenny, Ireland, we visited The Black Abbey. This beautiful old church is resplendent with stained glass, including the “Rosary Window” — the largest stained glass window in Ireland. In fact, there is so much light play one hardly knows where to look first.

I captured many images, but this is my favourite. The outline on the stone column clearly shows a figure reflected from the stained glass window across the aisle. To me it looks as if the person depicted is praying.

Or do you see something different?

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂


Copyright Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013