The ARCHITECTURE, the art and science of building.
The earliest architectural structures provide only partial protection. The Bedouin tent or the Indian wigwam served as shelter from sun, wind and rain, but almost failed to keep out the cold; in a needle Eskimos also found refuge from wild animals.
But man seeks to embody in the forms of architecture and his pursuit of the beautiful, their ideas and hopes. Every piece of architecture is design but not all design becomes a work of architecture.
The architecture has three fundamental characteristics. First, the building should meet its intended purpose. If you understand the functionality of the building according to its purpose, then, in the words theorist of functionalism of Louis Sullivan, the best buildings of all time were functional. Secondly, in addition to utilitarian purposes, the architecture expresses the spiritual needs of a person, consisting in the creation and contemplation of beautiful, harmonious images. The third criterion for evaluating architectural structures such as its reliability.
Designs of buildings are determined primarily by the tastes of the people and the spirit of the time.
Architecture requires visual unity, artistic integrity, whatever functions may have the construction. The various elements should fit each other, and each element a. Continue reading
Since ancient times, people have attributed certain localities miraculous properties, granting them with an aura of sacredness or curse. In Russia, too, found a lot of places where there are unusual and mysterious phenomena. Consider those that, from the perspective of parapsychologists, ufologists and other researchers are included in the “top five”, and will try to analyze: what is the reason for the “anomalous”?
Medveditsky ridge is one of the most famous anomalous zones of Russia. It is a chain of undulating hills with a height 200-380 m on the border of the Volgograd and Saratov regions. The most bizarre place on the bear is the so-called Bloody lair, where constantly observed ball lightning. At the point of intersection of their trajectories in the trees there are traces of burns.
However, burn not only the trees. On 11 November 1990 in the heart of the Bloody den was burned alive, sitting down to relax on a bale of hay, the shepherd Bisen Mamaev. His friend found a charred body… Perhaps the causes of the fire are connected with the mysterious underground lightning. Version. Can be considered “alien” version, and the version of “magical powers”. But most likely, there is a range of different fields of the physical nature that affect material objects.
The aliens in “M-ish triangle”
Top 10 oldest structures in the world.
Every day, walking in downtown St. Petersburg, I pay attention to the sights of our city, which, of course, everyone is familiar with:
St. Isaac’s Cathedral,
Engineer castle. Continue reading