The York Minster, located in York, England, is a Gothic cathedral and is one of the biggest ones in Northern Europe. On the site, in 627 the first wooden church was erected. In the 12th century, the Gothic style became the rage and the archbishop, Walter de Gray, initiated the building of a Gothic structure in 1220.
TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.
She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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I really like this one 🙂
It blows my mind how long structures like this have been standing, and I just love the gothic style with all the fancy detail work. Great job as usual TBM!!
I am loving the history here. The amount of time this has been standing amazes me. Thanks!
I’ve seen this and it is a beautiful building!
Indeed it is!
I have always wished to visit one of these marvelous architectural places. Hopefully, one day! 🙂 Great photo.
I hope you can!
I’m amazed at such ornate work on old buildings like this!
I can’t imagine how much work it took during those days.
That is one amazing building
It really is.
Beautiful! Loved this cathedral!
Very gothic! Cool!
So impressive and great shot. Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia
They knew how to erect buildings back then.
Oh wow! This reminds of the cathedrals I visited while I was in Prague! 🙂 Very gothic-inspired.
I love Gothic buildings. I can’t wait to go to Prague. Everyone tells me that is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. And it has so much history!
Were you able to go inside? The cathedrals here in Spain are absolutely breathtaking inside! However, it does make you wonder how with all that gold and jewels it’s adorned with, if that money it’s worth couldn’t go to the economy! Hmmm…
We didn’t go inside. A service was in progress and we had three young and energetic children with us at the time. I didn’t want to interrupt the peace and quiet 🙂
how did I miss this one ???
that is truly gorgeous. do you have any photos of the inside?
Not yet…but we are planning a trip back to see our friends. We’ll see!
It’s a thing to marvel at, just magnificent.
I wish I had more time to visit it. Next time 🙂