The cemetery vampire, Czech Republic
Still people can't find evidence of the existence of the most mysterious and bloodthirsty creatures – vampires. Everything is divided into two camps: some believe, others don't. However, contrary to…

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Gothic Cathedral in Cologne and other worth visiting temples and churches.
Of course, vacation is a legitimate fun time in order to relax, gain new energy and fresh ideas. However, in all this weighty list of "What to do", worth the…

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The oldest artifacts in the world
Mankind has always had a special thrill in relation to the creations of our imagination and intellect. In General, this is true, because such artifacts distinguish us from animals, and…

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Gothic Cathedral in Cologne and other worth visiting temples and churches.

Of course, vacation is a legitimate fun time in order to relax, gain new energy and fresh ideas. However, in all this weighty list of “What to do”, worth the same to take place for visiting various religious buildings. After all, as not cool, and spiritual development of the individual also plays a significant role in our lives.

If your vacation You decide to spend in this beautiful European country like Germany, for spiritual enrichment You will certainly perfect trip to Cologne as it is quite rightly called “the German city of churches”. And it should be noted that many of these same churches (temples, cathedrals) are dated not only by the middle ages, and ancient times. And don’t be put off by the rigor of churches of Cologne. They will surprise You with their cheerful nature, amazing architecture, unusual artifacts, old paintings and an expressive interior.

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Music of Gothic cathedrals and castles

The medieval music ensemble

“F los F lorum” (“support the Forum”) Ekaterinburg

Alexander stark artistic Director, shawm, citol, dudelzak

Andrew Igushev drums, timpani medieval

Anatoly Prikhodko hummelchen, flute, mauspfad, bombard

Daria Bakina rebec, mauspfad, vocals, crotali

Artemy Sokolov Sinfonia, thrombus Marina, seashells

1 office: In Cathedrali (In the Cathedral)

mystical hymns of St. Hildegard von (XII century).

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12 creative architectural structures in the world

For the more adventurous, there are plenty of reasons to go to this or that city, to visit a particular country. Some people prefer to rest and relax, someone to see the sights, visit museums, or just walking to enjoy the views. Today’s article is dedicated to those who love architecture and those who love the beauty of modern design.

When we think about design, we often mean the fashion or web design, with little thought about the architectural design, which is present in buildings and structures, in the places where we live, work and have fun. The design can be simple and expected, and can be very unpredictable. Below we will explain only about 12 modern architectural masterpieces, but believe me, they are worth it.

1. Beijing national stadium (bird nest) – Beijing, China

Developed by a team of architects (namely Chinese architect Li Xingang and the Swiss architects Jacques Duke and Pierre de Meron), the concept of this building was to make it as natural-looking as possible. The construction took a little over 4 years and took about 33 million dollars. Continue reading

Gothic sculptures and their relationship with architecture
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…

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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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