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…

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What can mounds
What can mounds The famous pyramids of the ancient Egyptians or, say, the Mayans and the Aztecs. But to see mysterious structures from thousands of years ago, not necessarily to…

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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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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

Karelia

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

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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One of the most interesting prehistoric structures
One of the most interesting prehistoric structures - the so-called megaliths, colossal architectural monuments of huge stones. Megaliths are varied: vertical slabs or pillars (menhirs); the construction of the plates…

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