Cyclopean structures of antiquity
Cyclops Cyclops, m. (GK. kyklops - round). 1. In Greek mythology as a fantastic creature, a giant eye in the middle of the forehead. 2. What the one-eye in 2…

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Kiev Gothic
Kiev Gothic: 6 attractions Usually about Kiev it is accepted to speak as the cradle of Orthodox Russia. However, there are objects that can please and admirers of Gothic. Today…

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The decor in the Gothic style

The decor in the Gothic style

If the thought of the Gothic style of decor in your imagination there is room in dark colors with skulls and bats, you need to read this article. Gothic decor has nothing to do with depression and eternal night. The meaning of this style in the grandeur and dramatic effect. In addition, it is typical of many complex parts, because they make it outstanding.

The Gothic style initially appeared in architecture in the twelfth century. This decor is almost entirely based on patterns, stained glass, high arches and peaks, from which the building looked sophisticated, gorgeous and a bit gloomy. The revival of the Gothic style had on the Victorian era, when it added more color.

If you want to create at home a mysterious atmosphere, and you like deep colors and rich embroidery, then this is for you. Gothic furniture is massive, and, of course, decorated with rich upholstery colors. Benches and benches – common pieces of furniture in this style, because Gothic cathedrals are famous for their epic design. Due to the fact that the Gothic interior design originated in architecture, it is typical arches and ornaments that are very well in tune with him.

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The most mysterious places of the world

The most mysterious places of the world

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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

Gothic for

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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