Underground Harbor submarines
UNDERGROUND HARBOR SUBMARINES Historical snapshot: March 11, 1995. about 10 a.m. from the Harbor of Balaklava removed of the last Russian submarine. By the way, a little to the right…

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Famous Gothic buildings
  "...A man who was not specially interested in the history of Prague architecture, is unlikely to recognize these buildings. I will not mystify, they do not exist. More precisely,…

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Gothic house Poland

Gothic houses in Poland.

The house of Nicholas of Kopernika, Torun (Toruń,. Torn).

A beautiful example of Polish residential (not religious) Gothic 15th century

Faceted (Episcopal) chamber in the Novgorod Velikiy.

1433.

The first residential secular building of stone in Novgorod.

Incredibly, the Hanseatic Gothic style had penetrated even into the center of the Orthodox Russia – in the courtyard of the Archbishop of the Novgorod Citadel.

The chamber was founded by Novgorod Archbishop Euthymios, appointed in 1429. In 1441 was painted with frescoes, as was intended for ceremonial receptions and meetings. Here met the Council of lords is the Supreme authority of the boyar Republic. In the house, took foreign ambassadors, organized the official celebrations.

After the destruction of the Republic by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th and 17th centuries the building underwent significant reconstruction. Western architectural elements (the Gothic Gables) is alien to the Orthodox people were destroyed.

Going back to the 15th century, I must say that in Novgorod until 1412 sat proteges of king władysław jagiełło and Prince Witold; for example, the king’s brother – Lagueny Olgerdovich.

It was the beginning of the 15th century was a period of cultural convergence Novgorod with Poland and GDL. “Pro-Lithuanian” party of the boyars was at that moment the most influential.

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The Time Of The Cathedrals

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

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.

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Slightly Gothic in Bohemian country: bohemicus
Slightly Gothic in Bohemian country. I wonder, will the readers of any Association following image: People not specifically interested in the history of Prague architecture, is unlikely to recognize these…

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Great building
The structure of machine quilting Sewing machines were widely read; they are key process equipment in the manufacture of clothing. The appearance of the first sewing machines dates back to…

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