Gothic architecture
Gothic art was born about 1440, in the Ile-de-France. Initially, it is observed only in the construction of the most important cathedrals and Abbey churches of this area. But pretty…

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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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Architecture Rococo

Rococo, architecture rokokosaal (Rococo) style in art and architecture that originated in France during the Regency (1715-1723) and reached its climax during the reign of Louis XV, moved to other countries of Europe and dominated it until the 1780s.

The Rococo style of architecture was a continuation of the Baroque or, more precisely, its modification, corresponding to the Cutesy, frilly time.

He made the architecture of any new structural elements, but had used the old, not constraining themselves when consumed by any tradition and having in mind, principally, the achievement of decorative showiness. Distinguished by gracefulness, ease, intimate and flirtatious character.

Replacing heavy Baroque, Rococo was both a logical result of its development, and its artistic antipode. Baroque Rococo combines the aspiration to perfection of forms, however, if Baroque tends to the monumental solemnity, Rococo prefer grace and ease. Continue reading

Beloselsky–Belozersky Palace.St. Petersburg

Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace became the last private Palace built in Nevsky prospect.

The owners of the Palace belonged to the oldest Russian princely family, since the sixteenth century, representatives of this family held high positions in the public service.

The construction of a new Palace on the Nevsky Prospekt was carried out by order of Prince Esper Beloselsky-Belozersky.

The building occupies a site at the intersection of Nevsky Prospekt from the Fontanka river, the modern Nevsky prospect, 41.

The construction of the Palace was carried out under the project A. Stakenschneider in the years 1846-1848, the building became a shining example of a rich aristocratic mansion of the mid-nineteenth century. 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

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…

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Batumi Cathedral of blessed virgin Mary
The first thing that opens before travelers when looking at the Batumi panorama of the building of the magnificent Cathedral of the Nativity of the blessed virgin. This Cathedral has…

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