The most mysterious places of the world
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
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
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