100 great mysteries of the Ancient world
The Pacific coast of Peru has long attracted the attention of archaeologists around the world. Here were found the hearth of ancient civilizations, from which we separated the Millennium. In…

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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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In Kiev opened the third largest in the world the Mormon temple

The Church is located at the District at the entrance to the Zhulyanskyi bridge. Judging by its scale, the Church explicitly seeks to increase the number of believers, but the Mormons have not been taken service of mass, as Christians, writes Newspaper in Kiev. On its site they built a hotel on the 64 places in which you plan to place the guests from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Turkey.

The main volume of the temple is striking in scale to three five-meter floor. Spire height is 42 meters. For comparison, the dome of the Cathedral of St. Michael below three meters. Built their Church on the Mormons for three years by modern technology. Outside the building is faced with granite a light color, which glistens in the sun. Stained glass with the image of spikelets was designed by Jurgen Zircon – a native of salt lake city capital of Utah and the “capital” of all Mormons.

Before entering the temple, Church members wear Shoe covers on your feet – “there is clean carpet”. The interior of the Church – a cross between a five-star hotel and a Museum, writes the edition. Everywhere marble floors, high vaults, instead of icons with the picture of Jesus in gilt frames, in the ceiling of each room is mounted lattice of air conditioners. Continue reading

The winter Palace

The winter Palace was built for Empress Elisabeth on the project of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-1762 years and until 1917 it remained the main Imperial residence. This fourth stone the Winter Palace.

In the first third of the eighteenth century Peter the great on the Palace embankment, in the place where today is the Hermitage theatre was built the Winter Palace. He did not survive, but in the end of XX century during the reconstruction of the Hermitage theatre was reconstructed some interiors of the Winter Palace of Peter I is a Museum.

During the reign of the Empress Anna Ioannovna there was a need of construction of a new Imperial winter residence. The site was chosen on the Palace embankment, so that the main facade of the Palace faces the Admiralty. The construction of the second of the Winter Palace by the project of F. B. Rastrelli was completed in 1735. Continue reading

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