The Time Of The Cathedrals
II est venu le temps des cathedrales, le monde est entre dans un nouveau millenaire – “the time of cathedrals, the world enters a new Millennium”, – declare the heroes at the beginning of the world-famous musical “Notre Dame de Paris”, provoked a new round of interest in the creation of Hugo and to the Paris temple. “The time of the cathedrals” is not a poetic figure, invented by the author of the lyrics of the musical by Luc Plamondon and sustainable historical term that envelopes all the classic French middle Ages. A good phrase came from the pen of a French art historian Georges Duby, author of the same book. The time of the cathedrals of almost six centuries of religious, cultural, political and everyday life of France and neighbouring territories.
It starts at the very end of the tenth century, when all Europe stood in eschatological anticipation of the magic 1000 years – then and 1033, the millennial anniversary of the Lord’s suffering. The Europeans believed that for significant dates will follow the end of the world, put to rest the earthly life. The Apocalypse did not happen – but happened universal catharsis. Europe has entered the new Millennium refreshed, mystical overcame fear and began to build updated updated art and religious culture. Continue reading
The most mysterious places on the planet
On our planet Earth there are many places, which for many centuries baffled researchers. Who built them, for what purpose – until now, scientists can not explain. It is impossible in a short article to tell about all the strange and still not fully understood.
We create Top 3 places about which it is safe to say that this is the most mysterious places on the planet .
Of course, this list does not included the many no less mysterious. So, let’s start.
1. Giants Causeway. It is situated in the North-Eastern Ireland. The singularity is that this road amount to about forty thousand basalt columns, the thickness of 30-50 cm, and the height of the tallest is 12 m.
The columns form three groups of natural sites, the largest of which – the Big trail. It starts near the water, here the columns of the same level and remind paved the way. Further from the coast they look like stairs, reaching six metres in height. The tallest columns are 12 m high.
The top of the columns and flat in cross-section are hexagonal, but there are 4, 5, 8-coal. When viewed from above, the cluster of columns resembles a honeycomb. The road has a width of 20-30 m. Tourists can walk along the columns along the coast road about 1 km.
Such natural Continue reading