Official name – Kingdom of Belgium (Royaume de Belgique, Koninkrijk Belgie, Kingdom of Belgium)
The Capital Of Belgium – Brussels. Here attracts tourists . the Central square in the Gothic style (XV century); the Royal Palace; the Cathedral of St. Michael (XIII-XVI centuries), famous for its stained-glass Windows; the town hall with a 90-meter watch tower; Palace of justice (XIX century); Gothic Guild houses (XVII century); the symbol of the capital – the Manneken-Pis (Manneken Pis). If you like museums, here is a basic list of Brussels museums: municipal Museum, it is situated in the building of the Royal Palace (XVI-XVIII century), the wax Museum, the Museum of classical art with a collection of Flemish painters, the Royal Museum of art and history (here you will find one of the richest collections of Egyptian antiquities, Chinese and pre-Columbian art of America), the Meunier Museum, the Museum “Mini-Europe” in this Museum there are over 100 miniature models of monuments of history and architecture of Europe in 25-fold scale. In Brussels, you can relax in the Park”hill of the arts”, or you can drive 14 km to the North of the city, here is the State Botanical garden. Continue reading
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