Barcelona is a city and port in northeastern Spain on the Mediterranean sea, in the rivers besos and Llobregat.
The administrative center of Catalonia and of the province. After Madrid the second largest in the country.
A population of 1.8 million people (1968, according to the census; 1081,2 thousand people in 1940; 1280,2 thousand people in 1950; 1538,7 thousand people in 1960).
The area of the urban district of Barcelona, around 10 thousand hectares.
Barcelona – the Catalan capital, a city that is impossible to forget, having been here at least once. Various styles and epochs are mixed in diverse and unique architecture of this world famous city. In the centre is the famous, full of proud antiquity, Barrio Gotico – the Gothic quarter, the highest point of which is the Acropolis of Barcelona, here there is the Cathedral, which was built over six centuries. To the North-East Gate of the World, dissecting the old town, stretches the famous Boulevard La Rambla . which absorbed all charm, grandeur and immortality of Barcelona’s soul. Here in art school I studied Pablo Picasso, the Catalans Joan Miro, Bunuel and Antonio gaudí, a brilliant architect who never in his life had not fled their Barcelona, who put in her all his dreams and love, all my life, who made a truly Continue reading
In the Church of Sophia, standing without singing, this silent temple current travellers see or hear a Symphony, and not even the Symphony and the Oratorio, says p. P. Gnedich,” which has affected all the power, all the power of Architecture. What must have felt ambassadors are seekers of beauty – Vladimir, beholding the Church with a mosaic like painting ethereal, animate the service, elaborated over five centuries, i.e. in Sophia the wisdom of God, seeing and hearing the connection of all the arts, feeling and understanding of dogmatic wisdom is not dry in abstract words but expressed in all artistic ways, means. This aesthetic theology.
Arch, over which was powerless polutoratysyachnogo earthquake – “he is drawn to his boundless height and at the same time, it is felt that this roof is close to what he was, over you. It is not the desire in the infinite sky, the sky in otherworldly Gothic towers, – no, here the sky seems to be in the temple and the temple itself. already the run-up to the heavenly Palace.” In the gloom of the Gothic churches – too much of gloom and mystery. all reminiscent of the Dies irae, i.e. the resurrection of wrath and darkly sinister motives De profundism set up on the expectation of punishment and the torment or torturing contemplation. “Orthodoxy requires primarily light (knowledge), clarity, certainty, requires Continue reading
Ruins of giant stone structures in the area of the rivers Zambezi and Limpopo are still a mystery to scientists. Information about them was received in the XVI century from the Portuguese traders who visited the coastal areas of Africa in search of gold, slaves and ivory.
Many believed then that it was the biblical land of Ophir, where he was in his time the gold mines of king Solomon.
MYSTERIOUS AFRICAN RUINS
Portuguese traders heard about the huge stone houses of the Africans arriving to the coast for the purpose of exchange of goods from interior regions of the continent. But only in the nineteenth century, Europeans finally saw the mysterious structure. According to some sources, first discovered the ruins of a mysterious traveler and a hunter of elephants Adam Render, but more often their discovery is credited to the German geologist Karl Mouhu.
This scientist often heard from Africans about the giant stone structures are not investigated in areas North of the Limpopo river. No one knew when and by whom they were built, and a German scientist decided to go on a perilous journey to the mysterious ruins.
In 1867 Mauch found an ancient country and saw a complex of buildings, later called the Great Zimbabwe (in the language of the local tribe, the Shona word “Zimbabwe” meant Continue reading