Nagoya castle
Ancient Nagoya castle was built in 1612 as the main residence of the famous family of rulers of the Tokugawa shoguns. Until 1871 he was the main political and administrative…

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Capitol
Capitol is one of the most recognizable historic buildings of Washington, which became the symbol of the American people and the government, where there are meetings of the legislative body…

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The cemetery vampire, Czech Republic
Still people can't find evidence of the existence of the most mysterious and bloodthirsty creatures – vampires. Everything is divided into two camps: some believe, others don't. However, contrary to…

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Gothic sculptures and their relationship with architecture

In sculpture, the transition from Romanesque to Gothic occurred slightly later than in architecture, but over time its growth continued at an incredibly fast pace. Ancient Gothic sculpture in just one century reached its peak. Sculpture at this time served as an integral part of the architecture of cathedrals.

In Gothic were observed the principle of unity and subordination of all the arts architecture. The development of plastics has also been inextricably linked with the Gothic architecture. In the visual arts of those times it is the sculpture belonged to the leading place. Although masters often used the relief, the main Gothic plastics was still a statue. Basically, the formation of sculpture in the Gothic epoch was connected with the construction of Amiens, Chartres and Reims cathedrals, in which was used over two thousand various sculptures.

Gothic was the period of this flourishing of monumental sculpture, in which the value of the statuesque plasticity was increased, and appeared to thrust the so-called “high relief”. The Gothic figures were seen as the main elements of the giant decorative and monumental compositional unity. Continue reading

Mysterious facts about mount Kailash

The shape and location of the mountain

The Kailas mountain is located in hard-to-reach, remote location in Western Tibet. It is surrounded by eight mountains, one of which is the unusual surface, concave form, turned towards him. The form resembles a mountain covered with snow with the pyramid oriented to the cardinal faces, like the famous pyramids of Egypt.

The slope on the southern side intersects the downward-sloping crack in the centre of which is horizontal. A shadow formed from them during the sunset, like a huge swastika.

Eyewitnesses watching the mountain for several days, noted unusual effects. Over the top of the visible flashes, like a flash of ball lightning. Sometimes the colored balls are formed into weird shapes.

Mysterious 6 me

Until now, scientists argue about the real height of Kailas. The most common version is 6666 meters depending on the method of measurement, the height ranges 6637-6890 M. Continue reading

Ukraine actively develops the construction of water

The shortage and high cost of vacant development land in Kyiv and other cities contribute to the development of alternative construction water. In Kiev Plandome began to build only in the late 1990s, but now on the Dnieper embankment are almost no vacant berths.

In Kiev Plandome began to build only in the late 1990s, but now on the Dnieper embankment are almost no vacant berths. 75% of the buildings on the water, registered in the capital city, entertainment venues, hotels. The most successful complexes “Mandarin”, Gold coast, River Palace, a restaurant “Koleso”, hotels “Perlina Dnipra” and “Dnieper”. Gradually developing the construction on the water and in the regions. In Dnepropetrovsk, for example, are already working floating restaurants “the Golden Cockerel” and “Le Corsaire”, and in Donetsk, according to the company “Retour”, soon to be built hotel (the estimate of the project is EUR 1.3 million). Overall, according to the Register of shipping of Ukraine, at the design stage there are 6 objects, 23 are operated. Continue reading

Lotus Temple
Lotus temple – the most sacred in the world of original construction: it is built in the form of a white blossoming flower and is not a straight line. This…

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The most mysterious places on the planet
Around the world there are many places that fascinate and even scare its mystery. These seats look unusual, they are unusual events. But they always attracted and attracts still to…

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