The pyramids – the biggest mysteries of antiquity
If we talk about countries, where you can see this miracle of ancient architecture, the first comes to mind is, of course, Egypt – in this country you can enjoy the view of the tallest pyramids in the world.
Some tourists are more interested in modern creations of engineers and architects. And other mysterious structures, which already thousands of years old. Today, there are quite a lot of pyramids, and in order to see them, travelers ready to cross any ocean, to travel tens of kilometers in the hot desert or to fly halfway around the world by plane. Many ancient pyramids partially destroyed, but there are some who have not even fully dug up, but this does not prevent them to lead the list of places that the tour to which people would like to do in the first place.
The diversity of the Egyptian pyramids
Egypt is one of the most attractive and colorful places where people aspire to go on vacation tourists from all over the world. Choosing a travel Agency interesting tours, the first thing that comes to mind to people when they ask themselves the question: “Where to go in Egypt?” is, of course, to see the highest pyramid in Giza. Although not all and know what it is, and the fact that the pyramids in Egypt much more than we used to see Continue reading
Great and mysterious temples of the Kama Sutra
There is no doubt that the roots of the Kama Sutra are deep in Indian traditions and customs. Long since the city of Khajuraho was considered the real abode sex. A small town with a population of about nineteen thousand people, is located in the Central part of Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This city has gained worldwide popularity for its unique architecture, where all attention is focused on the sculptures – symbols of eroticism.
It is the intimacy and sexual energy of the sculptures has led to the fact that these structures began to name not differently, as the Kama Sutra temples. Such images on the walls of temples are exclusive, nowhere, in no country, not even similar analogues. Indians are really proud of these facilities and consider them as their asset.
History the idea of constructing temples
The overabundance of sexy style when decorating the walls of the Khajuraho temples do not indicate the existence of any mysterious rites or mysterious sect.
According to ancient Indian legend, the God Chandela fell in love with the earth woman Hemavati. Wopila to her strong feelings, he descended to her from heaven. So they started a whirlwind romance. Once again in their possessions, he was sure that their child will be able to translate their feelings to be known to all men. It was built 85 temples heir of the Chandela dynasty, which symbolized love. and than people 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