The GOTHIC revival, the GOTHIC REVIVAL (Gothic Revival) architectural style, draw inspiration from medieval architecture and the opposing neo-classical revival in the United States and great Britain; on the continent it is possible to find only separate examples of this style. The earliest example of the Renaissance of elements of Gothic architecture is the house of the English writer Horace Walpole — strawberry hill. As in many other buildings of early Gothic was primarily used for its picturesque and romantic qualities, with little consideration for structural deficiencies or unsuitability of the building for its functions. Another ancient example of the trend toward the use of ornament and decorations is built by James Health, the Abbey of Fonte hill — farmhouse with tower height of 82 meters there are Few things more brighter to illustrate both the impracticality of usage and the romantic associations with the middle ages.
The earliest manifestations of nostalgia for the architecture of the Gothic in respect of private buildings, but by 1820 the years, public buildings in England are also beginning to be designed in the Gothic style. Perhaps the most famous example of this architecture — new houses of Parliament (1840), designed by sir Continue reading
Mankind has always had a special thrill in relation to the creations of our imagination and intellect. In General, this is true, because such artifacts distinguish us from animals, and we are proud of:
The oldest extant European book
Which of the extant books is the oldest? It’s a complicated issue, given the fact, the very definition of the word “book” has caused a number of debates. However, it was recognized that the oldest book preserved in perfect condition, is the gospel of St. Cuthbert. This book is leather bound in red, written in the 7th century. In 2012, the British library of London paid her $ 14 million the Belgian congregation of the Jesuits. Its fully digitized version can be found on the Internet. The book is a copy of the gospel of John, written in northeastern England for Saint Cuthbert, and then placed in his coffin. When the Vikings began their first raids on these places, the local monastic community left his abode and together with the coffin of St. Cuthbert moved to Durham. The coffin was opened in 1104, when the construction of a new Church dedicated to this Saint. Since then the book was passed from hand to hand until it came to the Jesuits. Continue reading
Friday the 13th – the number that is in excess of the guidelines and specifications need not completely. This year good Friday is held under the number 13! This fact can not give certain colors and moods. NikLife too will try to be on this day very careful, for mystical places in Nikolaev enough.
Say that Nikolaev is absolutely not an easy city. Sprouted from human bones, he hides himself in the bosom a lot of mysterious secrets that can’t leave indifferent even the bravest sailors ever entering this city. Because of them, because very few people were previously able to penetrate this strategic platform in the world and found out some interesting features, perhaps a little exaggerated, but even legends need to be a bit instructive and memorable.
In Nikolaev mysticism is where to turn and to roam, to take into account the fact that many nikolayevets calm myself walk and do not realize that is stored, not so deep beneath the earth on which they tread. And there, believe me what did not, and Golden carriages, and Turkish treasures, and old catacombs, and forgotten cemeteries. However, sometimes I want to say that much better not to know – so calm! Sometimes it is very useful to know some details, so easy to sleep and think that it’s neighbors rustle behind the wall. Continue reading