Looking back over the images I have showed you through this blog, I noticed one thing was missing. One very large thing. That thing is York Minster.
York Minster is the second-largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, and was finished in 1472. It is one of the most well-known landmarks in York, and is so large that you can even navigate by it if you are lost in the city. When I stand and look at this building, I see a monument to the efforts of countless people over more than two hundred years of construction, and the countless more who have maintained it since then. These things are all around us – not just in massive cathedrals and ancient castles, but in the everyday society we all live in. Our society has many flaws, but even so we should always remember that it truly is amazing that we are here at all. We will not be as lucky as this cathedral. We will not stand for five centuries, and that is why we must use all of the time we have.