Wednesday, August 15, 2012

York Minster - Day Eleven, Part Two

Our cute little inn in York
York Minster has more than two million pieces of stained glass. Trying to take it all in is impossible, but we visited a couple times in an attempt to appreciate all the hard work that went into making this beautiful church.
During World War II, the citizens of York removed EVERY piece of stained glass and carefully guarded it in homes throughout Yorkshire. 
The Fives Sisters window is an abstract series that is meant to honor the women who served in the World Wars.
We attended Evensong here as well. Truly a special experience to hear hymns and scripture read in such a historic and stately place of worship.

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