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…

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10 the most mysterious part of Barcelona Writer Sylvia Lagarda Mata wrote the book "Ghosts of Barcelona" (Fantasmas de Barcelona), which tells about the most mysterious places of the Catalan…

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Karelia: Seven places to visit

Having travelled in Karelia – a truly remarkable place – you want as soon as possible to describe to the readers websiteand its extraordinary beauty. Undoubtedly, none of the story can cover all the attractions, which are rich in Karelia . Pay attention to those that are just impossible to avoid.

In the world there are places that self-respecting traveller should visit at least once in life. And even if your enthusiasm for wandering and travel is limited to viewing the discovery channel, lying on your sofa, separate corners of our vast country, you just need to see it firsthand. Because even the most modern 3D home cinema does not begin to convey the true beauty of the Russian North.

So I offer you a small, but extremely exciting journey through one of the most legendary regions of Russia – Karelia. Honor the land brought not only its beauty and history, he is known for, among other things, as one of the most enigmatic and mysterious places on the planet.

Onega petroglyphs. The so-called ancient drawings sometimes still called the “stone age Bible”. They were discovered in the nineteenth century, a geologist from St. Petersburg K. Grevinga. Alleged age of the petroglyphs is 6 thousand years old. What narrate petroglyphs? Continue reading

Gothic churches

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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

Top 10 most unusual buildings and structures in the world

Top 10 most unusual buildings and structures in the world

Modern tourists are unlikely to surprise with something classic and reputed to be the years all over the planet.

Many people want to see new developments not only in architecture but also in the manner of travel.

What can surprise the lover of travel. We have compiled the top 10 unusual buildings, which were constructed by man over the last 150 years.

1. Dancing house (Prague, Czech Republic)

This building type office was built in the early 90’s of the last century. The building is the most popular tourists compared to other architectural monuments of Prague.

The authors of this project, Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry.

The house consists of two towers in the form of a cylinder, they resemble a couple dancing.

2. Cubic houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

In Helmond (the 70-ies of the last century) were built two cube houses.

The author of this project is Piet Blom.

Piet Blom tried to create something unprecedented for Rotterdam. And he did it. He designed the house, which symbolize the abstract tree and the forest.

3. The Hang Nga Hotel (Da Lat, Vietnam)

This Vietnamese hotel built at the beginning of the nineties. Accommodation for tourists is very much like a fairytale Palace cartoon. Continue reading

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Travel from A to z La seu (La Seu) - as the locals referred to as Mallorca Cathedral Santa Maria Cathedral (Catedral de Santa Maria de Palma de Mallorca) .…

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Great buildings (VS) to Forge of Empires without limits
Great buildings (VS) to Forge of Empires without limits. Debriefing. Good day. Yesterday the Russian-speaking world Forge of Empires update to v1.30 and Great buildings removed limitations. Now the maximum…

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