Mysterious China.
On the Google satellite photos, publicly available, discovered a number of enigmatic structures in the Gobi desert in China - giant stripes, circles and something similar to the airfield. Now…

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Water, created by the slaves of Rome.
In the history of the development of water supply systems of Roman aqueducts have a special place. Their extant remains indicate not only the Majesty and power of Ancient Rome,…

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Gothic architecture

The Windows were inserted colored glass, depicting saints and scenes from sacred history, legends, emblems and patterns. Glasses these kind of mosaic, made of carved according to the requirements of the pattern pieces, connected together by lead strips.

The inside of Gothic churches in regard to the beauty and sublimity not inferior to their physical appearance. High space ships, visible one after the other, slender pilasters, patterned on triforia, huge Windows with curly weaves — it all makes a big impression. Lancet arc vast arches supported or not on a square massive pillars and pilasters of slender from the bundles of thin columns. Originally the pilasters were thick cylinders made of pieces of stone lying horizontally on each other; but then, for these pieces do not slide one with the other and better endured the pressure of the arches, as well as for beauty, invented to furnish pilasters with thin columns of stone monoliths, in the amount of eight: four, thicker and called “senior service columns” (alte Dienste) were placed crosswise around the pilasters; in the intervals between them were placed four more slim or “Junior service” column ( Junge Dienste). This new form of pillars connects the separate parts under the General column. The introduction of naturalistic interpreted ListView medieval ornamentation is one of the major innovations of Gothic style. Thus the imitation of nature, favoured grass and the kidneys. Continue reading

On the hills of one of the British counties grew mysterious constructions made of metal

Huge harmonica for wind mounted on the top of the hill in one of the British counties. The design is so ingenious that wherever the muzzle, in the area is bottled and refined all the time different melody. Locals claim that singing wind gives them invaluable in these troubled days of peace.

Huge harmonica for wind mounted on the top of the hill in one of the British counties. The design is so ingenious that wherever the muzzle, in the area is bottled and refined all the time different melody. Locals claim that singing wind gives them invaluable in these troubled days of peace.

On the hills of England a sad tree is singing for the weather, rarely is a quiet lullaby, often touching the marches, such a wind rose in the windiest place in Lancashire. To attract tourists with the threat of British soul. Continue reading

Gothic art

Gothic – the next stage in the development of medieval art, second pan-European style. The term “Gothic art” coined by Italian humanists to denote everything that is not related to classic, antique designs, i.e. in their opinion, ugly associated with complete barbarism.

The Gothic style that prevailed in Western Europe in the 13th-14th centuries became the Supreme artistic synthesis of the middle Ages.

A leading art form in the Gothic remained the architecture . but her highest achievement was the construction of city cathedrals, causing a feeling of lightness and spirituality . In contrast to the Romanesque Gothic Cathedral – city building – soaring he had dominion over all of the city’s buildings. The close connection of Gothic with the city has resulted in the fact that in the types of buildings along with cathedrals leading place took the building of exchanges, warehouses, customs offices, hospitals, etc. In the Gothic style built building, which housed the town councils – local authorities – the town hall . became a symbol of the independence of the cities. Continue reading