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
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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Cities of the ancient Maya
The civilization of the Mayans is one of the oldest and most mysterious civilizations on Earth, formed about 2500 years ago. The city, built in the era of the development of this civilization, now situated in the territory of five States of Central America. Milestones of its development scientists have divided conditionally into three periods: from 2500 BC to 250 ad – the preclassic period, 250 ad to 900 ad – the classic period, 900 ad to 1521 C. E. – the postclassical period. With 1521 with the arrival of the conquistadors coming to the colonial period of the Mayan civilization, which brought previously unknown disease – influenza, smallpox, measles – and the beginning of the conquest of an independent nation.
But the decline of the greatest civilization began much earlier, in the post-classical period. The origin of the collapse is still causing disputes and disagreements among the scientific world.
The Maya were able to do extraordinary things, not knowing the wheels! They built magnificent stone cities, and each of them was a separate state. Mayan doctors accurately diagnosed and engaged in the recovery, using more than 400 medicinal herbs. Using narcotic vegetable substances, were able to do primitive anesthesia and performed surgery.
They were excellent farmers, Continue reading