The ancient city of Casbah
Kasba — the old face of Algeria and his true soul. Here is stored the history of the ancient city. The word "Casbah" translates from Arabic as "the fortress". The…

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The Architecture Of Ancient Greece
The concept of "ancient art" first appeared in the XV century in Italy, when in combat with thousands of years of Church tradition of the middle ages argued new, is…

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Architectural tradition of India

Ideal scheme of the Indian temple is composed of large, rectangular courtyards grouped together, surrounded by walls with monumental gates (Toran), leading to the four cardinal points. In the center there was a Shrine – a temple with pyramidal roof, and next with others the complex walls are secondary structures.

The placement of buildings and structures responded to the Indian ideas about the world – earth, surrounded on all sides by the ocean, whose symbol was a system of pools that surrounded the temple. Enclosing walls symbolizing mountains, and the sanctuary represented the cosmic mountain in the world.

Its size and diversity of economic life, the temple resembled a city. Here lived the priests, merchants, servants, temple dancers, musicians. Crowds of pilgrims visited the temples. At the most visited churches worked to 20 thousand people of different professions. Continue reading

Ancient monasteries

The borgund stave Church

One of the oldest surviving stave churches are in Norway. Metal parts in the construction of stavkirke Borgund was not used. And the number of parts that make up the Church, more than 2 thousand. Durable frame stands gathered on the ground and then raised into the vertical position with the help of long poles. Built the borgund stave Church presumably in 1150-80.
The Cathedral Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

The Cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brasilia was built in the modernist style by the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer. In 1988, Oscar Niemeyer received the Pritzker prize for the design of the Cathedral. The building consists of 16 hyperboloid columns, symbolizing the hands raised to the sky. The space between the columns is closed by stained glass Windows. Continue reading

The most mysterious places on the planet: the market of Sonora

During my life I have been in so many places, but, as any practicing magician, not an ordinary tourist routes. I will say even more: tourists, on the contrary, by all means try to avoid places that attract me while traveling. Many of these places are famous for their anomalous properties, the popularity of the other is based on their very dark reputation. Today I want to tell you about the place that just love to look tourists, although they feel there is not comfortable. We will focus on the market of Sonora, located in one of the most populous people in the world, Mexico city, Mexico.

I’ve certainly talked about that many peoples in the third Millennium, continue to adhere to the ancient magical traditions. I’m not talking about individuals, not lost in an age of scientific progress faith in miracles, and a massive commitment to the centuries-old traditions that could not destroy religion, nor science. Most residents of Mexico are still much more likely to trust the mages and healers than scientists and doctors. I will not assess such worldview, but I admit that in Mexico city I felt as good as anywhere in the world. Anyone sensitive to magic energy felt here is incredible tireless activity, will be able to join modname flow. Continue reading