E.J.Wilkins

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York Minster - Quire (Choir) and Lectern

Mediaeval stonework and woodwork

There's a "virtual tour" of the Minster - here -
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York


York Minster - Quire (Choir) and Lectern

Mediaeval stonework and woodwork

There's a "virtual tour" of the Minster - here -
.

comments (20)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 5 Oct 2009, 00:27
I like how you have composed this photo good work
EJWilkins: Thanks, I wasn't sure if it would work, but it did smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Oct 2009, 01:46
The folks give a useful perspective to this man-made cavern, Ellie...it seems huge!
EJWilkins: It is huge, apparently it's equal in size to Cologne Cathedral - the largest in Europe
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Oct 2009, 07:15
Oh heavens Ellie - there is great grandeur here alright!
EJWilkins: You're not kidding! You'd have loved the roof, there were loads of green men painted gold.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 5 Oct 2009, 08:41
Awesome sight Ellie
EJWilkins: Absolutely right
So wonderfully captured Ellie. Well done indeed!
EJWilkins: Thanks
You have got such a vast area in to the one picture Ellie, this is excellent.
EJWilkins: It certainly tested my lens, and is the only time I've ever wished I had something like a fisheye.
Gosh..i dread to think how much it would cost to build this today. You've captured this very well Ellie.
EJWilkins: The only comparison can be with Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral, which is very much smaller. I don't think they'd even attempt to build anything so large now - although I suppose it did start off as a tiny wooden church built in AD627 and has grown from that.
Very impressive, Ellie. Good use of the lectern. What superb craftsmenship in the choir stalls.
EJWilkins: Absolutely, the craftsmanship is astonishingly good.
very nice shot indeed.
like the excellent dynamic range and sharpness.

tripod??

Cheers
Rob
EJWilkins: No, no tripod.
But, I think I leant on something or other to keep me still as I had nothing to support the camera itself. The others I took were not usable.
Medieval stonework and woodwork takes my breath away. Just how did they do it?
I know that Canterbury has a team of stonemasons working on repairing the cathedral there, even replacing bits of it. Even they admire the work of the ancient artists.
EJWilkins: There was a fire at York in 1984, repairs and renovation fromk that was completed in 1988, there's an ongoing programme of conservation and repair including one of the huge windows. So the craftsmen are still there, I wonder if they've ever completely moved out?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Oct 2009, 14:21
Oh, what a magnificant, impressive cathedral built up in order to pay honour to God! Yes, many years ago I visited York, the twin town of my home town Münster, and there are some fine relationships between them, the York cathedral choir sang here this year!
EJWilkins: Well, there's a link with the name isn't there? 'Münster' is surely of the same origin as 'Minster' - the name for this cathedral. smile
I like the way you have placed the lecturn in the foreground.
EJWilkins: Phew, that's good, I wasn't sure if it would work, but it did. smile
Very nicely composed Ellie. Great shot.
EJWilkins: Thanks Janet
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 5 Oct 2009, 17:05
This is a fabulous wide-angle view of a beautiful cathedral, Ellie!
EJWilkins: It is beautiful, and it's also absolutely huge!
  • Fabrice
  • Germany
  • 5 Oct 2009, 17:32
Your churches and cathedrals are also very beautiful!
Sumptuous!
EJWilkins: We're very lucky. I'm sure you also have wonderful churches and cathedrals smile
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Oct 2009, 18:05
when were you in York Ellie? we could have met up!
EJWilkins: Aargh, I didn't think! It was at the beginning of July, and a fleeting visit mainly to look at the University, which is why we didn't see much of the city.
You've done York proud Ellie.

richard
EJWilkins: Wow, thanks for that comment Richard smile
It is magnificent. Last time we were in York we didn't go in because it was heaving with people.
EJWilkins: There were long queues to get in, but it's so big that once inside it didn't seem to matter. You'll see a picture of that tomorrow wink
Fine interior shot Ellie, great colour as well.
EJWilkins: It seemed to work, didn't it smile
  • SAVO
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Oct 2009, 07:00
This is lovely. I absolutely love this composition. well done smile
EJWilkins: Thank you

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