Labyrinths and seids
The territory of Northern Karelia is studied by ethnographers over four hundred years. Many scientists devote all his time to studying the life and history of the tribe of the…

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Architecture. Architecture Gothic style
The samples of early Gothic style in Spain are rare. Refectory of Santa Maria La Huerta – clean and elegant as the best of similar buildings in France; the Cathedral…

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The most unusual place – Golden treasure planet
On Earth is full of unique places that you forget how to breathe. Most of them created by nature. But people decided to keep and also have created many beautiful,…

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temples

Industrial landscapes of antiquity

Many of the “old” buildings, careful consideration, be… parts of the “industrial buildings” and not temples, minarets or other frills. We present you some colorful and overwhelming evidence.

In January of this year in the journal discussed the question of what are numerous ancient tower. The towers are varied and scattered across the globe, in all different shapes, single or multiple, round or square. There was a wide variety of versions up to the most fantastic. but never come to a consensus. I assumed that since these towers are very similar to the minarets and their purpose is the same – to call people to prayer and to give top tips. Oh how wrong I was.

The reality was so simple and at the same time, amazingly I dug all day in search of photos to confirm his hypothesis.

But first I’ll let the photos of these mysterious towers of antiquity.

Note any Windows and are located on different levels and often quite high off the ground and definitely on the top. Continue reading

The medieval Church as a modelling space

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

The stained glass Windows of cathedrals

The word stained-glass is derived from the Latin vitrum – glass, and later from French vitrage — glazing. The so-called art form, in which the image is applied to the glass or is composed of pieces of colored glass and designed for through light. Most often, stained-glass Windows fill the window openings in temples and cathedrals.

The stained glass Windows of cathedrals in France and Germany consisted of narrative painting, they were an integral part of Gothic churches. On the stained glass of cathedrals was portrayed, as a rule, religious and domestic scenes.

Speaking of the stained glass Windows of the cathedrals of Europe, not to mention the stained glass Windows of St. Vitus Cathedral
in Prague. They impress with their magnificence, diversity, extraordinary colors and cause a true delight — stained glass image is widely presented on Yandex Photos.

As one of the examples of Gothic Church architecture — Chartres Cathedral in France, located 90 km South of Paris. The stained glass Windows of the Cathedral are considered world heritage, for the collection of stained glass is amazing — it is over 150 Windows, the oldest of which were created in the XII century. Most famous are the stained-glass window 1150 of the year “lady of the beautiful glass” and composition “the Tree of Asaeva” Continue reading

The mysteries of the megalithic structures
The mystery of the megaliths has long been concerned about humankind. And in recent time the interest in them increased sharply again due to the finds of megalithic structures on…

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The Gothic quarter of Barcelona
A landmark in the quarter Beautiful area, located near the sea on the left side of the city, is called "Gothic quarter Barcelona", due to their past. Once this place…

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