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
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
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 is the main Bahai temple in India and one of the top attractions of new Delhi. It is also called “the Taj Mahal of modern India”.
Myths and facts
The official name of the huge marble Lotus, a House of Worship Bahai. This religion is the youngest in the world (appeared in the middle of the XIX century). It professes the unity of God and unity of religions, because in the Baha’i temple can come to people of all faiths and nationalities and to pray to the God in whom he believes.
To create the grandiose project of the building was entrusted to architect Fariborz Sahba. Inspired by the Sydney Opera house, he with the help of computer programs created the project of the temple in the form of a Lotus is a sacred plant for many Eastern peoples. Such painstaking work took two years. Continue reading