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1 Comment CherryPie on Jun 22nd 2018

Flecks of red, blue and gold paint cling to the grooves in this colourful sculpture depicting the Holy Trinity. York’s craftspeople chose the finest materials to ensure the crispest of finishes. The quality of the alabaster used has helped to preserve the original colour. The two richly dressed benefactors show at the bottom of the [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on May 14th 2018

When Jesus had led them out as far as Bethany, He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He left them and was carried up into heaven.
Luke 24: 50,51

9 Comments CherryPie on May 10th 2018

Limestone statues from St. Mary’s Abbey, York; Moses, Unknow Apostle, St. James and St. John the Evangelist.

These larger than life statues were placed above the west entrance to the abbey church at St. Mary’s to awe and inspire visitors. Beautifully crafted and painted they are the finest surviving example of eleventh century sculpture in the [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on May 7th 2018

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII

6 Comments CherryPie on May 6th 2018

Built at the expense of John Romanus (died 1255) this building, comprising a vaulted crypt with a chapel above, formed part of St. Leonard’s Hospital, at one time the largest hospital in the North of England. Originally known as St. Peter’s, it was refounded as St. Leonard’s by King Stephen and dissolved in 1540.

8 Comments CherryPie on Apr 30th 2018

The Church, dedicated to St. James, is preceded by the pronaos, with the beautiful portal and the fresco of Florentine Niccolo di Tommaso depicting Giacomo Arcucci offers the Charterhouse to the Madonna, of 1371.
At the Centre of the painting, the Madonna on the throne with child, on the left of the one who looks at [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 25th 2018

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