The frescoes in Lublin
The frescoes in Lublin: the Orthodox presence in medieval Gothic Church In the Polish city of Lublin you can see the unique Orthodox frescoes. They are in the chapel of…

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The history of the underground structures
  Underground structures were known in ancient times. They were built initially for housing and graves, in the construction of temples, then to mine stone and ore, and later for…

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Attractions Nicosia

 

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 great structures

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THE GREAT STRUCTURES

Italy. The Vatican. St. Peter’s Basilica

The Catholic Cathedral is the largest building in the Vatican city and until recently was considered largest Christian Church in the world. St. Peter’s Basilica is located West of Rome’s center on the territory of a sovereign state of the Vatican city. The history tells that on the site of the present St. Peter’s was the circus, the arena which in the time of Nero was martyred Christians.

 

The most majestic and most mysterious monument of Baku is Gyz Galasy – the Maiden Tower rising in the South-Eastern part of the fortress of Icheri Sheher. This unique construction of Azeri architecture has no analogues in the East. The monument, around the date of construction and purpose there are disputes, and these days attracts attention with its unique shape.

Skyscrapers above 300 m are called ultra-high. Minimum building height-a skyscraper is controversial. In the United States and Europe skyscrapers considered to be buildings at least 150 m. the First of the famous skyscraper was the tower of Babel, destroyed according to biblical tradition. In different Continue reading

Gothic architecture

Gothic architecture

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).

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