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
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The Church Of St. Nicholas is in the walled part of Nicosia. The building was built in the II century, initially, there was a Byzantine Church.
Initially, the Church. Nicholas was built in the Byzantine period, and then during the reign of Lusignan, to the Church, were added some Gothic elements. After further changes by the Venetians in the 16th century it was transferred to the Greek Orthodox Church. During the Ottoman period, when it closed Christian churches, the Church of St. Nicholas turned to the indoor market, “the thought”.
The Mansion Of Dervish Pasha:
The owner of two stone mansions built in the 19th century was dervish Pasha, who published the first Turkish newspaper in Cyprus, “Zaman”. The mansion is located in the district of Nicosia is the Arap Ahmet in the walled part of the city. The mansion has two entrances. At the main entrance depicts Muslim calendar for 1219 year (1807).
The first floor of the mansion of dervish Pasha built of stone, and the other from Adobe. In the ornament of the ceiling of the main room attached to the building later, you can see a calendar for 1869. The building is designed in the shape of the letter “G” and has a spacious courtyard.
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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)
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