The most mysterious places of the world
Fly into space, race to build skyscrapers, clone living organisms and do many things that until recently seemed impossible. And still unable to unravel the mysteries of the builders and thinkers who lived thousands of years ago. Ancient boulder weighing hundreds of tons surprises us more than a computer the size of half your palm.
Stonehenge, UK, Salisbury
The altar, Observatory, tomb, calendar? Scientists have not come to a consensus. Five thousand years ago there was a circular ditch and ramparts around it with a diameter of 115 m. Several centuries later, the ancient builders brought here 80 four tons of rocks, and a couple of centuries — 30 megaliths weighing 25 tons. The stones were set in a circle and in the shape of a horseshoe. The kind where Stonehenge survives days, largely the result of human activity of recent centuries. People continued to work on stones: the peasants otkolupyvala from them the pieces, amulets, tourists are marking their territory inscriptions and restorers cooked the rest for the ancients, as here they that stood correctly.
Pyramid Of Kukulkan, Mexico, Chichen Itza
Every year in the spring and autumn equinox at the foot of the sanctuary of the Supreme deity of the Maya — Feathered Serpent — gather thousands of tourists. They have observed a miracle “phenomenon” of KUKULCAN: the Serpent is moving down along the balustrade of the main staircase. The illusion the game creates triangular shadows Continue reading
The most terrifying places of Europe
There are many places where through the ages is preserved not only history, but also transmitted legends about the incredible residents that are invisible to us, but constantly reminding of its existence. It is about the places located in Europe and inspire fear in tourists, we decided to talk on the eve of all saints Day.
Bran Castle (Romania)
Bran castle famous for its connections with Vlad Tepes, better known as count Dracula. Vlad was – even by the standards of the XV century – an exceptionally cruel ruler, known for piercing through, not by cutting off heads of their enemies, though not to drink like Dracula, their blood. Vampire masks, blood-red wine and wooden daggers jostle for popularity in the market, located at the foot of the castle. Inside the castle wrapped spiral staircases and low doorways add to the sense of fear.
The Sedlec ossuary (Czech Republic)
It is a small chapel next to the castle, Kutna Hora contains the remains of up to 70,000 people and attracts around 200,000 tourists every year. This is largely due to the fact that the bones of these people were arranged in a bizarre art form. The interior of the chapel contains unique items such as a chandelier made of bones and garlands of skulls.
Placki, Kent (England)
Plaki is the most visited village in the UK located Continue reading
When we talk about the masterpieces of ancient architecture, it is impossible not to think about the flow of architectural art — Gothic. Many believe that the term “Gothic” appeared in the Middle ages, but it’s not. It was introduced in the Renaissance to generalize all medieval art, which was considered “barbaric”. In the first years of the XIX century, after the birth in the art of the term “Romanesque”, clarified certain chronological framework of Gothic. It was divided into three temporal divisions: early, Mature, late.
Scottish castle of the Duke of Argyll on Loch Fyne (1746-89) is one of Europe’s first neo-Gothic edifices.
In the nineteenth century, the British, the French and the Germans challenged each other’s right to be considered the pioneers of Gothic, but the palm in the revival of interest in medieval architecture unanimously pass the UK. In the Victorian era the British Empire in the metropolis and in the colonies led large scale and functional diversity in the construction in the Gothic revival style, the fruits of which are such well known buildings as “big Ben” and the tower bridge.
Fonthill-Abby — the country house of the English writer William Beckford, with 100-metre Gothic tower (built in the years 1795-1813).
The main place in Gothic architecture, is a religious buildings — churches. The Gothic Cathedral is a fusion of many masterpieces. Continue reading