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Cyclopean structures of antiquity

ARCHITECTURE

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

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

The greatest monuments

Greatest monuments. Mahjong

Description of the game “Greatest monuments. Mahjong”:

“Exchange bones”, “Four rivers”, “Memory” and other kinds of the famous Chinese solitaire will distract you from worldly worries and will allow you to enjoy chores. And a stunning backdrop of the playing field with the image of the wonders of the world civilization is sure to delight you!

By the way, before the beginning of each stage in the game will be seven, you will be able to learn the history of a place, which is the world cultural heritage. This is the legendary Colosseum, the Egyptian pyramids and the Great wall of China. What is yet to come? To proceed to the next historical milestone you can, if you successfully complete 20 levels of the previous stage.

To catch the allotted time to solve the problem of each level, carefully review the rules of the game. For example, if in the traditional Mahjong you are required to find a pair of identical dice, the game “Find the odd” serves to do the opposite. Be careful! If you need immediate assistance, it offers a hint at the bottom of the screen. There you will be able to use “Shuffle all”, if possible moves will no longer remain.

Once the playing field will be a special Costa, hurry up to try them out. They all match to the selected bone will show, and will remove from the field all the bones selected Continue reading

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