The medieval period is a sufficiently long time period — from V to XIV century, i.e., about a Millennium. The term “middle ages” arose in the Renaissance. Thinkers of the Italian Renaissance understood it as a dark “middle” age in the development of European culture, a time of universal decline, lying midway between the brilliant epoch of antiquity and the Renaissance, a new flowering of European culture, a revival of ancient ideals. And though later, in the era of romanticism, there was “light the way” of the middle ages, both the middle ages created a very one-sided and false images this crucial stage in the development of Western culture. Actually everything was much more difficult. It was a complex, diverse, contradictory culture.
Architecture, like every art, has an inherent professional language – the language of architectural forms, is inextricably linked with the human world, with his spiritual dispensation. That is why the meaning and value of architectural forms of the medieval Church can be understood by considering the Church in his idea – as a way of modeling the world picture.
In the symbolism of architectural parts and decorative elements of the temple are disclosed the main features of the respective religion. Continue reading
“Burj Khalifa tower” is a skyscraper height of 828 meters in Dubai, the tallest building in the world. The shape of the building resembles a stalagmite. The opening ceremony was held on 4 January 2010 in the largest city of the United Arab Emirates — Dubai. The building is planned to open on 9 September 2009 simultaneously with the opening of Dubai metro, but the opening was postponed to January 2010 due to reduced funding by the developer. The exact height of buildings is 828 m (163 floors). “Dubai tower” was designed as a “city within a city” — with its own lawns, boulevards and parks. The total cost of construction — about $ 1.5 billion. The Burj Khalifa is a key element of the new business center in Dubai. Inside the complex there are hotels, apartments, offices and shopping malls. The building has three separate entrances: the hotel entrance, the entrance to the apartments and the entrance to the office. The Armani hotel and the offices of the company occupy floors 1 through 39 (except for the 17 and 18 floors, a technical floor).
This material is about the journey in the surroundings of the Lycian Worlds will be the final. We visited the ancient Lycian city in the World, the Church of St. Nicholas. Lycian rock tombs and the impressive Greco-Roman amphitheater. The final chord in this delightful in its content, the journey became a mysterious Kekova island and its sunken ancient rock city. The largest and most impressive in its impact on the traveler town of the island of Kekova is an ancient Dolihiste. This city is very small. We only know that it was built in the V century BC and was destroyed in the II century BC severe earthquake and subsequently partially sank into the sea… under the cut numerous photo Dolihiste through the prism of Time Steps, other flooded cities, breathtaking azure of the Mediterranean sea and my impression of sea voyages into Time and Space History. I must say that this trip was for me the strongest impression of all visited places in ancient Lycia for this day.
For full immersion in the historical context should be understood to begin with, where is the island of Kekova and what is its original link with the major ancient Lycian city in the World. Continue reading