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…

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Frombork
Frombork (Frombork) is a small city in Northern Poland, in the North-Western part of the Warmia and Mazury Voivodship, the County Braniewo located on the Vistula lagoon. The city consists…

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Svirzh Castle

Svirzh of Zamakshari to see in the archival documents of 1530, when it belonged to the noble family of SvirZ. But the modern form it has acquired from the mid-seventeenth century, since the transition in the property of count A. Zetner (name given to a whole district — Cetnarski and Botanical garden in Lviv). Earl ordered to rebuild and significantly strengthen the castle.

There are suggestions that the idea of Cetera to strengthen the Svirzh castle was made famous fortifier, General of artillery Paul Rozycki. Work on reconstruction of the castle was carried out around the same time, when General Rozycki built in Lviv just two Arsenal — Royal and Senyavsky.

Despite its favorable defensive location (the castle is located on mount Belz and was surrounded by impassable marshes, ponds, at the foot of the walls — moats and a drawbridge), Continue reading

The secrets of Gothic cathedrals

That represents the people, is evident by the fact that he buys and consumes what he has always found money and that they never have enough. The steel door to put in an apartment or bars on the Windows — always ready, a bench in the yard to make a flower garden or to break up — then forgive; to football or to go to a concert of the visiting stars — please, play by Chekhov — is more complicated.

What to complain? This idea, taken, by the way, the German philosopher Karl Jaspers, can be extended to the entire state: one has only look at the budget to see, and then, dear readers, you all will understand. What can a person or country forces, money and energy to spend then they are in essence. This rule is applicable for entire historical epochs.

For example, the middle Ages. What words only no call: dark and gloomy, and cruel, and ignorant… All true, but each city certainly the Gothic Cathedral was built, so that all residents and could accommodate, and the modern tourists at the sight of such a miracle is still breathtaking. And they were built not from the abundance of goods and not from someone’s generosity, after all, not eaten every day to the full, and to read and write hardly knew how, but without the Temple his life is not thought. Continue reading

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

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