A New Horizon

Look Up

York Minster

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I am always inspired by the joy to be experienced when looking to a Higher source and rising above the travails of life.

When we look up we welcome a new horizon.

When we rise above we make room for the heart to heal.

Note the heart shape in this glorious stained glass window.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2016

Lantern Tower, York Minster

Ornate

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

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When I think of ornate my mind immediately drifts to the big, old churches of Europe. Every time I visit one of these ancient sacred spaces I stand in awe at what the master craftsmen of old accomplished under such punishing circumstances.

How DID they do it?!!

As Northern Europe’s largest consecrated Medieval Gothic space, York Minster is also one of the world’s largest Medieval Gothic Cathedrals. It took 250 years complete.

The Lantern Tower, at its centre, was built 1407-1423.

It’s height is 235 feet (71m).

At 16,000 metric tons, it weighs about the same as 40 jumbo jets.*

For an interesting look at other British historic events that occurred during the construction of the Lantern Tower, check out TimeLine.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2015

*About Travel … Fantastic Facts about York Minster

Ancient Symmetry

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

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The ancient symmetry of beautiful York Minster

York Minster 3

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York Minster 2

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York Minster 1

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 I’m always in awe when surveying the construction and workmanship of these ancient sacred spaces.

Their symmetry is perfect. Just how did those architects, stonemasons and engineers do this way back when?

It’s kind of humbling to think that this incredible edifice, which has already been here hundreds of years, will be here long after I’m gone.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015