Seven Wonders - Day 7
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S E V E N W O N D E R S
York Minster, York, England .
York Minster is the second largest Gothic cathedral of Northern Europe and clearly charts the development of English Gothic architecture from Early English through to the Perpendicular Period. The present building was begun in about 1230 and completed in 1472. York is the largest cathedral completed during the Gothic period of architecture, Cologne Cathedral only being completed in 1880, after being left uncompleted for 350 years. It has a cruciformplan with an octagonal chapter house attached to the north transept, a central tower and two towers at the west front. The stone used for the building is magnesian limestone, a creamy-white coloured rock that was quarried in nearby Tadcaster. The Minster is 524.5 feet (159.9 m) long and the central tower has a height of 235 feet (72 m). The choir has an interior height of 102 feet (31 m).
York as a whole, and particularly the minster, have a long tradition of creating beautiful stained glass. Some of the stained glass in York Minster dates back to the 12th century. The Minster's records show that much of the glass (white or coloured) came from Germany. Upon arrival at York, it was intricately painted, fired, then glazed together with lead strips into the windows. The 77-foot (23 m) tall and 32-foot (9.8 m) wide Great East Window was created by John Thornton in the early 15th century; he was paid £66 for the work. This is the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the country, according to the Minster.
Photo credit: NHS England Event, Flickr, Britainexpress.com, Telegraph & Argus, Best of England, Visit York, World Atlas, Daily Mail, York Press
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My phone could not adequately capture the magnitude of the St. Bavo Church in Haarlem, so I did what I could and focused on my favorite part: the clock tower. This may be the prettiest church I've seen so far in the Netherlands.
📍Great Mosque of Córdoba, Spain.
So much to say about this magnificent place. To start this off, the buildings here are as complex as the extraordinarily rich history they illustrate.
This is one of the oldest structures still standing from the times Muslims ruled Al- Andalus. Abd ar-Raḥmān was the first to order the construction of this Great mosque but it was later converted into a Roman Catholic Church.
This is one of the largest sacred buildings in the Islamic world.
The third picture shows The Mihrab which is the focal point in the prayer hall which takes the shape of an arched horseshoe identifying the faces of Mecca since Muslims face Mecca during prayer time. You’re probably asking why it’s shaped as a horseshoe? well this was a common form of architecture of the Visigoths(the people that ruled this area after the Roman empire collapsed and before the Umayyads arrived) “Compassion is key in every religion, they are profoundly similar.”