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THE WEST FRONT FACADE and WEST TOWERS of YORK MINSTER

York Minster - West Front Architecture: The magnificent west front of York Minster. The twin towers were built between 1438 and 1472 and each has four pinnacles of 30ft/10m  in height.

York Minster - West Front Architecture: Each of the twin west towers terminates with four pinnacles 30 feet high.

 

York Minster - West Front Architecture: All around the Great West Door are carvings telling the story of Adam and Eve in exquisite little figures on nine inches tall.

 

 

York Minster - West Front Architecture: The tracery detail of the 'Heart of Yorkshire' in the Great West Window.

York Minster - West Front Architecture: The twin west towers and the Great East Window.

 

York Minster - West Front Architecture: The west door entrance and the west front facade.

 

York Minster - West Front Architecture: Some details high up on the north-west front.

York Minster - West Front Architecture: Views of the west towers.

 

 

A different perspective on one of the west towers of York Minster

York Minster - West Front Architecture: A different perspective on one of the west towers of York Minster

York Minster - West Front Architecture: Details of the carvings above the West Door.

 

York Minster - West Front Architecture: Details of the carvings top-right of the Great East Window.

 

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York Minster - West Front Architecture: Carving details from the west front

 

 

York Minster - West Front Architecture: Carving details from the west front

 

York Minster - West Front Architecture: The West Towers viewed from roof gallery above the south transept

 

 

The southwest corner of York Minster precinct is a popular place for street musicians to play, with the striking architecture of the West Front of York Minster as the back drop.

 

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