Gothic architectural style
This trend first appeared in France in the mid 12th century, so for a long time the Gothic style was called French. One of the main impressions, which covers at…

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The Gothic style of architecture
>Unasledovala this work is dedicated to the most famous Gothic cathedrals that were erected in France during the period from the second half of the XII century to the XV…

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Most mountain building in the Earth: dimensions
The construction in the mountains The longest and largest building in the mountains made by human hands, is the Great wall of China. Grander, perhaps, and not to find, if…

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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

Top 5 most mysterious places on the planet

5-th place. Gem cave in Russia

This is one of the most mysterious places on the planet . Amazing cave is located in the Leningrad region. It is situated on the right Bank of the Tosna river.

Gem cave

Cave passages extend at 5500 meters. But noteworthy is the fact that its walls are studded with extraordinary white peas. But their chemical composition is identical to pearls. No scientist can say with certainty how the walls of this cave can form pearls. Actually, hence the name of the cave. But it is better not to go there in spring or autumn, the season of abundant snow melt and rains. The fact that the soil on the roof of the cave isn’t stable. But in summer or in winter, the cave attracts dozens of cavers.

4-th place. Socotra Island

In ancient times the shore of the island of Socotra attracted only the most desperate travelers. Today this unique place are the Bedouins. Continue reading

Top 10 tallest buildings in the world

“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).
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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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The ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia.
The culture of ancient Mesopotamia is characterized by a high level of science, literature and art, with a clear predominance of religious ideology. The ancient culture of Mesopotamia — Sumerian-Akkadian…

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