Underground construction
The concept of the Gothic style introduced during the Renaissance as a contemptuous reference to medieval architecture. In the nineteenth century chronologically divided the Gothic in its early, Mature and…

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The Gothic quarter
The historic part of Barcelona called the Gothic, is considered the pearl of the Catalan metropolis. Stone buildings, palaces and mansions, churches, apartment houses, narrow streets and squares of the…

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Attractions Germany

Zwinger

Built in 1711-1728 the years, the architectural ensemble in Dresden is one of the most significant buildings in the late Baroque style in Europe. Beautiful, ornate pavilions and the monumental gallery and a yard full of beautiful fountains, zavorajivayut thousands of visitors. The Palace is decorated with unique collection of exotic plants, as well as a unique collection of porcelain, which are both works of Chinese masters of the fifteenth century, and less well-known products from Meissen.

Neuschwanstein Castle

New Swan stone – the translation of the name of this castle is one of the magnificent monuments of Bavaria and one of the largest tourist centers in Germany. Located above the bend of the river Pollak in the Bavarian-Tyrolean Alps, neo-pseudo-Mauritian-neo-Gothic castle of the XIX century stone wonder of the world, at first glance, even unrealistic. Suffice it to say that this is the world famous architectural wonder was built for king Ludwig II, an admirer of the operas of Wagner and the German sagas, and became the prototype for the castle at Disneyland. Modeled on medieval castles, today the castle is the most visited monument in Germany. Continue reading

Chernigov. Troitsko-Ilyinsky monastery

Trinity-Elias monastery – one of the great monastic complexes of Ukraine (sorry for banal beginning). It could be called the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra (LCP) in miniature (or Chernihiv-Pechersk Lavra), because it is largely similar to the largest monastery in Ukraine. First of all, here a cave in which he prayed Saint Anthony of Pechersk. The monk from Liubech is considered the founder of the Troitsko-illinsky monastery (Kiev-Pechersk). The monastery has a top and bottom (again, as in Kiev), located on the hills. To the development of the monastery has made great efforts ancient Russian princes and Cossack. A lot of money allocated for the monastery Hetman Ivan Mazepa. And the belfry is no less beautiful than the Great Lavra (although, of course will be lower). All very similar, although of smaller dimensions. The only thing that is not inferior to the LCP in size – this is the main Cathedral of the monastery – the masterpiece of architect Johann Baptist Sauer. Continue reading

Megalithic masonry

Allocate different groups of megaliths and the megalith can formally be considered as a rough-hewn dolmen in Europe. and higher processing blocks on the ruins of Puma Punku. For ease of understanding in this note we call megaliths only those blocks whose origin still remains a mystery.

These megaliths are the basis of many ancient temples and pyramids. Distinguishes them from ordinary stones highest quality treatment, as well as a huge weight, some megaliths weigh over 100 tons. Sophisticated megalithic masonry of perfectly processed by machine blocks found all over the world, there are the megaliths at the base of the Egyptian pyramids, the temples of the Aztecs in South America and at the base of Baalbek.

Age megaliths on average 8-10 thousand years and more. Probably, our ancestors were the ancient buildings of sophisticated megalithic masonry and built their temples and buildings already on top. This is evidenced by the difference in the treatment of stone, and the size of the blocks and their age. Continue reading

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