York lowers a glass for spectators
FOR the first time in more than 600 years, the public is to get
a close look at a medieval masterpiece. The great east window of
York Minster has been described as the stained-glass equivalent of
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling, only a century older.
The 311 panels that make up the world's largest expanse of
medieval glass cover 156 m² (1680 sq. ft), almost the size of a
tennis court. But it has always been impossible for the public to
get near enough to examine ...
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