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
It is difficult to find the right words to describe impressions
of a Gothic Cathedral. They are high and reach for the sky endless
arrows of towers and turrets, visperhof, finials, pointed arches.
But more striking is not how much height. how much wealth
aspects. opening, when you circle around the Cathedral.
Gothic cathedrals are not only high, but also very
extended: for example Chartres has a length of 130 meters and
length of the transept is 64 meters, and to revolve around him
required to pass at least half a kilometer. And with each point
the Cathedral looks new. Unlike the Romanesque Church with its
clear, easily observable forms. the Gothic Cathedral is vast,
often asymmetrical and even heterogeneous in its parts: each of
its facades with their individual portal. Walls are not felt,
them as not.Arches, galleries, towers, some sites with
arcades, huge Windows, on and on – endlessly
complex, delicate open forms.And all this space
inhabited – the Cathedral both inside and outside is inhabited by a mass of sculptures (
in Chartres Cathedral around ten thousand sculptures).They
is not only the portals and galleries, but they can also be found Continue reading
THE GREAT STRUCTURES
Italy. The Vatican. St. Peter’s Basilica
The Catholic Cathedral is the largest building in the Vatican city and until recently was considered largest Christian Church in the world. St. Peter’s Basilica is located West of Rome’s center on the territory of a sovereign state of the Vatican city. The history tells that on the site of the present St. Peter’s was the circus, the arena which in the time of Nero was martyred Christians.
The most majestic and most mysterious monument of Baku is Gyz Galasy – the Maiden Tower rising in the South-Eastern part of the fortress of Icheri Sheher. This unique construction of Azeri architecture has no analogues in the East. The monument, around the date of construction and purpose there are disputes, and these days attracts attention with its unique shape.
Skyscrapers above 300 m are called ultra-high. Minimum building height-a skyscraper is controversial. In the United States and Europe skyscrapers considered to be buildings at least 150 m. the First of the famous skyscraper was the tower of Babel, destroyed according to biblical tradition. In different Continue reading