It's already 50 years since The Yorkshire Evening Press brought the news about danger of central tower collapse. .
The Tower started to collapse under its own weight and there were large cracks discovered on the other parts of cathedral. .
The York Minster was built on foundation of original Roman fortress and much smaller Norman cathedral. But the Gothic Minster is much bigger and heavier and its foundations were thus insufficient. .
The restoration works started practically immediately and took five years. The £2 million reconstruction of Minster is considered to be an engineering masterpiece and is well admired till today. .
In the newly built Undercroft you can admire the exposition Revealing York Minster I mentioned yesteday. .
For just extra £5 , you can climb the 275 steps to the top of the tower and enjoy the spectacular view across York. Unfortunately, it was snowing when I visited the cathedral in April and the temperatures were around zero. So I decided to stay in warmer cathedral. 🤔 . . . . .
My favourite spot on the whole of Skye. It's totally quiet, has the most beautiful sunsets, and is pretty much a dream. Emma and Chris caught the sunset a few nights ago for their engagement photos ❤️☀️