Photographer's Note

This is the Fifth in a series of shots taken of York Minster.

This shot was taken near the main Alter in the East end of the minster.
This area is currently having work carried out on the windows so scaffolding and covers are in place over them externally - hence the blue colours.
The light on the pillar is coming from the opposite side where it is shining through unimpeded.
I like the sum of all this mainly in the shadow detail and colours, although it is quite subtle.

Please see my other posts for further information and images of this beautiful Gothic building.

Gothic style - origins (taken from Wikpedia).

'The style originated at the abbey church of Saint-Denis in Saint-Denis, near Paris, where it exemplified the vision of Abbot Suger.
Suger wanted to create a physical representation of the Heavenly Jerusalem, a building of a high degree of linearity that was suffused with light and color.
The faade was actually designed by Suger, whereas the Gothic nave was added some hundred years later.
He designed the faade of Saint-Denis to be an echo of the Roman Arch of Constantine with its three-part division. This division is also frequently found in the Romanesque style.
The eastern "rose" window, which is credited to him as well, is a re-imagining of the Christian"circle-square" iconography.
The first truly Gothic construction was the choir of the church, consecrated in 1144. With its thin columns, stained-glass windows, and a sense of verticality with an ethereal look, the choir of Saint-Denis established the elements that would later be elaborated upon during the Gothic period.
This style was adopted first in northern France and by the English, and spread throughout France, the Low Countries and parts of Germany and also to Spain and northern Italy'.

For further details about York minster please try this site.
http://www.yorkminster.org/history1.shtml

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