The Architecture Of The East
Eastern architecture, architecture vostoklada of Asia is a mountainous region with plenty of wood and stone. A wooden column, standing on a stone plinth here becomes the main architectural element.…

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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…

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About Gothic churches

IMHO the Most unusual Gothic Church: in Norway, Trondheim. He’s almost 1000 years. Mystical. Black. Place of palomnichestva Christians, and not only the Vikings, whose leader Olaf, who brought faith to them, sleeping under the vaults of the eternal sleep.

It’s such a beauty! Window door seemed alive. Before the formidable form of Gothic churches, no one will remain indifferent! Next to them are usually the cemetery by the same style of architecture as the temples themselves. )Amria, if you’ll send when your Internet will be my last photos with these beauties.

This is one of my favorite types of architecture – Gothic style. PTS would like to visit this Gothic Church, its furnishings, old man. It’s not about your religion, it is about architecture. some of its direction. I elongated the peaks of roofs and elegant drawings and numerous protrusions and carvings very nice,and I especially like the Chimera =)usually, these churches are huge. and immediately comes to mind the idea. how much effort and imagination had to work to build this beauty Continue reading

Churches of Ukraine

At all times since the XII century lived among Christians the rule: at least once in life to visit the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. And before that a great campaign of fasting and were definitely on foot, even from the farthest corners of the country! Being in Lavra, prayed fervently before the miraculous icons, received absolution, were cured of serious ailments, asked about the health and welfare of relatives. Such spiritual and personal achievement. …In the eleventh century, the priest Illarion withdrew from people and spent several years in the cave. Then he was elected Metropolitan, but at this sacred place came the monks Antoniy and Feodosiya. There were also other caves grew. When they became crowded, the monks built the first Church – assumption of the blessed virgin Mary. More and more monks came here: Prince Svyatoslav Yaroslavovich gave to the monks the hills above the Dnieper and later there grew up a large monastic complex.

The temples were created by Byzantine architects and painters. It is known that the paintings worked the monk Alypii – he is considered the founder of the old Russian icon-painting art. Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra survived and looting, and fires, and lows. But whatever happens, there is always the monasteries revived! And now you can see a building of the XII century – a remarkable Church of the Holy Trinity of Brahma (her name is “Brahma”). Here and now houses many unique relics of Christianity: the miracle-working icon of the assumption of the blessed virgin Mary, relics of saints, the relics of St. Prince Vladimir, the cross of St. Sergius of Radonezh and much more. Continue reading

Archaeologists: most ancient temples were not temples

Ancient buildings discovered in Turkey, as suggested by archaeologists, are the most ancient temples in the world, may not have been a build strictly for religious purposes, according to the findings described in an article in the October issue of the journal “Current Anthropology”. Archaeologist Ted Banning (Ted Banning) from the University of Toronto tried to prove that the builds found at gobekli Tepe may have been houses for people, not for gods.

The buildings at Gobekli, a temple complex located on the highest point of the mountain range in the Turkish city of Urfa, were found in 1995 by Klaus Schmidt (Schmidt Klaus) from the Archaeological Institute of Germany. The most ancient buildings on this place were huge buildings with large stone pillars, many of which were carved snakes, Scorpions, foxes, and other animals.

The presence of traces of art on the buildings left at the time of their exaltation and the lack of evidence for any permanent settlement in this area, led Schmidt and others archaeologists to believe that the gobekli, apparently, was a sacred place, where pilgrims come to worship, something very similar to the ruins of Delphi or Olympia in Greece. If this interpretation is true, then the building,which appeared more than 10,000 years, in the early Neolithic, are the most ancient temples ever discovered. 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…


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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