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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 most mysterious house

The most mysterious house

Unique types of architecture

What do you mean “mystery” to conventional (or not) at home? Exquisite architecture? The presence of the mysterious legends associated with its inhabitants? Or maybe something else? To find out in today’s material.

For a long time the Russians were not spoiled by the unique architecture. Made in the spirit of postmodernism. Modular multi-storey houses, similar to each other, like twins Yes massive architectural sculptures in the style of constructivism – that is all that was available to curious people. Today we are not holding back the “iron curtain”, so you can travel anywhere in our planet. And with the help of the Internet it’s easy to do without leaving home. The most important travel trend in recent years has become a “pilgrimage” to the mysterious and strange architecture of the houses and old estates, where, according to rumors, ghosts and creepy things are happening.

Mysterious houses attract thousands of tourists daily and is the most popular destination for such excursions. Should look at them closer. First, this is the famous dancing house in the Polish town of Sopot. Strange architecture of the building resembles a dragon, trapped inside the house and going to take off. Pretty scary, isn’t it? Inside the building you can find a huge shopping and entertainment center with bars, restaurants and boutiques.

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Five most mysterious places of Russia

Five most mysterious places of Russia

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”?

Flammable Dipper

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”

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Stonehenge: the mysterious legacy of the ancients
Stonehenge: the mysterious legacy of the ancients Among unsolved mysteries of history, exciting scientists, archaeologists and writers majestically megalithic stone structure called Stonehenge. The most famous is Stonehenge in great…

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Counting from Koktebel
Counting from Koktebel   At the time, as readings-disco "gallerists", fading, retreating into the past, and who published the almanac "Who Zdes?" Alexander Sitnikov(it was a paper version sounded) with…

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