Famous Gothic buildings
  "...A man who was not specially interested in the history of Prague architecture, is unlikely to recognize these buildings. I will not mystify, they do not exist. More precisely,…

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The great structures of antiquity
The great structures of antiquity (Beijing 1 day private tour) Price for groups of 4 people Feature tour: Juyongguan is the most convenient and close to the Beijing section of…

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Romanesque architecture

Romanesque architecture is an architectural style in Western Europe of X—XIII centuries. Severe, serf nature of architecture — monasteries, churches, castles. Characteristic half from motives of architectural decoration — images of animals, plants, Dating back to folk art.

Gothic — an architectural style that emerged in the XII century in France in the late middle ages and spread throughout Western Europe. Characterized by the subordination of the architectural forms of vertical rhythm, with Lancet arches on the ribs (the ribs), the abundance of stone carvings and sculptural decorations. In the Gothic Cathedral, the pointed arch thrust is transmitted to the outer supporting pillars (buttresses) with arches (flying buttresses).

And romance . Gothic architecture developed in the same mainly socio-historical conditions. General were, in theory, and compositional techniques. The main difference between these styles was that the Romanesque was characterized by extreme massiveness of the buildings, and the Gothic design has become more perfect, light weight in a number of frame structures in nature .

From the reign of Charlemagne began to produce the so-called Romanesque style with its characteristic semi-circular vaulted arch. Therefore, the XI—XII centuries in the history of medieval culture called the Romanesque period . linking Continue reading

The mysteries of the most ancient paintings

The mysteries of the most ancient paintings

Painting the stone age in the Sahara. Hunters ask for success in hunting at caledonii

People are already 30-40 thousand years draws himself and his surroundings. And we understand how and why on the cave walls of the stone age have any images of bison, mammoth, deer, hunter with a dart in his hand. But some subjects of ancient paintings be explained quite impossible.

Scientists do not know what method of printing is the most ancient. Some say that this figure “pencil” out of a piece of red ochre or other “coloring” of the stone. Others argue, that was before the engraving, because the handprints on the cave wall over a painted bison. Still others believe that the first was a sculpture, more precisely, the relief is in wet clay fingers squeezed randomly overlapping lines.

In the jungles of Nicaragua discovered a cave painting in which, according to experts, depicts the aircraft with a power plant of an unknown type. In Australia have found carved at a height of 10 meters huge paintings of people in strange

clothes that were never worn by the inhabitants of this continent. As primitive artists “doodling” at this altitude — is unclear, because it needed to fit the size of a three-storey house, a stone age people to build such couldn.

The entrance to the cave of Lascaux. France

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Barcelona

Barcelona

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

Mysterious places of the Urals
THE RATING OF THE MOST MYSTERIOUS PLACES IN THE URALS. Sverdlovsk research group "Stalker" and the project "Our Ural" has made the top list of most mysterious places in the…

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Kuril Islands
Geological structure and origin of the Islands Unlike the Islands of Japan, where considerable areas are covered by ancient, crumpled in folds sedimentary marine rocks, and from Kamchatka, West and…

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