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
In the paleolith — the ancient stone age, primitive it was presented music, dances, songs and ceremonies, and geoglyphs — images on the surface of the earth, dendrogram images on the bark of trees and the images on the skins of animals, various body adornments using colored pigments and all kinds of natural objects such as beads, popular and now. All of the above but not able to withstand the onslaught of the ravages of time. So, survived and were discovered only gradually abstract symbols carved on artificially superhard rock surfaces on the territory of Central India, Northern Australia and in Peru. as well as icons of positive and negative hand stencils and animal images in the cave (Nerja, on the southern coast of Spain, SWE. Ardeche, South of France) zoomorphic and anthropomorphic sculpture of small forms (Venus of the Lobby-Fels and the People-lion in the Swabian ALB, Germany) from bone and stone, engraving and bas-reliefs of the bone, stone tiles and the horn, the time of the upper Paleolithic (35.000 — 40.000 thousand years) and numerous clusters of petroglyphs on the rock surfaces under the open sky, the Neolithic, or new 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