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
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 I did what I have long wanted to do withphotosgraviroval 6 was the most colorful structures, which represent the Gothic architectural style. They all are almost in the center of Kiev, so you can easily see them during a walk around the city.
I offer fresh photosgraphy of these sites in the form of a special route – “Gothic campaign” in Kiev:).
1) Castle of Richard the Lionheart . So the people called the building in the English Gothic revival style by addressAndrew’s descent, 15. The house was built in the beginning of XX century, originally as an apartment house.
2) the house of the knight (also known as Asylum of the knight and the Castle of Baron steingel ) on the street Yaroslav Val, 1. Built in the late nineteenth century Kievan landowner – pole Michal Podgorski, where he had lived for the last two years of his life.
3) family Mansion Modzelewski . (also known as the Mansion of the family Tereshchenko ). A unique combination of Gothic with elements of Oriental style by addressShevchenko Boulevard 34. Also built in the late XIX as a dwelling house.
4) the house of the Baron Ikskul-Hildenbandt (also known as the Pink castle ), on the street Shelkovichnaya 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