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
Caño Cristales, Colombia
Caño Cristales is a river located in the Serrenia de La Macerana region of Columbia. This is not just a river, it is “the most beautiful river in the world.” Most of the year it looks just like any other river, but in a short period of time between September and November – in the transition period between wet and dry seasons – it is decked with different colors. Red, pink, blue, green and yellow colors that decorate the river – are in fact unique species of flora, growing in the river bed and giving it such an unusual view
Sanquinshan mountain is a Taoist sacred place, often referred to as the “Garden of the gods.” Consists of many interesting and unusual shape the forest of granite columns. In the frequently changing weather conditions, the area is immersed in mist for about 200 days a year, giving this earth a truly unearthly appearance. Visitors encompasses a deep and unmistakable feeling of calm and serenity in the area.
Fly geyser, USA
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Pyramids of Egypt inside
Such moves are in the depths of the pyramid to the tomb of the Pharaoh
The pyramid is part of the ritual-burial complex of the earth of the Lord: Pharaoh. Therefore, when all differences among all the pyramids aside from the General shape and have a common internal structure, which is due to the obligatory presence of the hall, in which stood a sarcophagus of the Pharaoh and passages leading to it. Will see how to construct the Egyptian pyramids inside the example of the tomb of Cheops is the highest stone constructions in the world.
Tourists use speed, broken by the Mamelukes in the IX century, the Only entrance that was foreseen by the ancient builders, is located on the North side of the pyramid structures at a height of 12 meters from the ground. Once the entrance was concealed plate plating, but at the end of the XVIII century, the first European scholars who have studied this wonder of the world – the French, saw it open, because already by this time people stole the ancient structure of tiles.
The Cheops pyramid inside
The pyramid of Cheops in the context In contrast to most other such constructions of Egypt, which has one burial chamber, near the famous pyramid of Callosa three of them. One of them is underground – below the base of a structure carved directly into a natural Foundation. However, Continue reading
Greatest monuments. Mahjong
The game is ” the Greatest structure. Mahjong ” is a classic puzzle with a modern twist. Those who gets pleasure from the usual Chinese game of tiles with the use of dice, will appreciate a new game because the main occupation is still the same layout of Mahjong solitaire.
Note that Mahjong solitaire is substantially different from the game of Mahjong. The principle of construction and the mechanism of solitaire like card: given an alignment of a specific configuration of mixed plates. The aim is to completely disassemble the structure. There is a condition: when choosing a pair of plates the plate shall not be blocked by other labels on at least two sides.
Also recommend that you evaluate such a serious strategy game Civilization 5 . This is another version of the legendary Civilization Sid Meier realized in the form of games on the computer (if you’re not aware, there is a Board game of the same name). Try to evaluate the project that won the attention of millions of people.
If you have never disassembled Mahjong solitaire, we highly recommend you to do it now, because in words it may sound confusing, but the game itself didn’t have much trouble. The game is well Continue reading
Hiding in the taiga Uchalinsky stone pyramid
Who built, when and why in a remote taiga Uchalinsky mysterious constructions – stone of the pyramid.
These stone pyramids are hiding away from civilization and human settlements, under the dense canopy of trees.
Musinski pyramid was opened by the employee Uchalinsky tourclub child Ayrat Khisamutdinov. The pyramid has stumbled. Year 4 about the discovery is not told.
The most famous of the pyramids – four. Two “brazovskii” – one of them destroyed by vandals. The second is about five kilometers away, it is preserved, only the tip a bit battered by time, the stones covered in thick moss. Its height is 2.7 meters.
Also two Musinski pyramid (named after the nearest village) or Kyzyl-tasevska – so called mountain. Both on the slope quite high mountains covered in forests. These pyramids are at a distance of two kilometers from each other, and one has a base height of approximately 70 centimeters. Perhaps the pyramid has been preserved almost intact. All buildings oriented to the cardinal. To establish their exact age is impossible.
Even through the stone walls sprouted some trees. Continue reading