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  3. York Minster Abbey Goes Green - Literally

York Minster Abbey Goes Green - Literally

York Minster Abbey Goes Green - Literally
The Nave of York Minster Abbey covered in 1500 square meters of grass to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. © STANDALONE PHOTO
The Nave of York Minster Abbey covered in 1500 square meters of grass to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. © STANDALONE PHOTO

While many buildings try to go Green these days, few attempt to do so literally.

Last week, York Minster Abbey, one of the largest Gothic Cathedrals in Europe, was decked out with 1,500 square meters of – what else - grass.

The occasion for the makeover, the York Minster Rose Dinner to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee (which we marked with a post on Britain’s Built Legacy), hosted about 900 people to raise funds for the York Minster Fund. And with £150-a-head tickets, sold months in advance, perhaps we’ll start seeing other Gothic Cathedrals turn green too (and not just with envy).

Story via The Huffington Post UK. More photos after the break…

The Nave of York Minster covered in 1500 square meters of real grass for the York Minster Rose Dinner © Standalone Photo
The Nave of York Minster covered in 1500 square meters of real grass for the York Minster Rose Dinner © Standalone Photo
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Vanessa Quirk
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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "York Minster Abbey Goes Green - Literally" 12 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/243814/york-minster-abbey-goes-green-literally/> ISSN 0719-8884
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