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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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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Attractions Germany

Zwinger

Built in 1711-1728 the years, the architectural ensemble in Dresden is one of the most significant buildings in the late Baroque style in Europe. Beautiful, ornate pavilions and the monumental gallery and a yard full of beautiful fountains, zavorajivayut thousands of visitors. The Palace is decorated with unique collection of exotic plants, as well as a unique collection of porcelain, which are both works of Chinese masters of the fifteenth century, and less well-known products from Meissen.

Neuschwanstein Castle

New Swan stone – the translation of the name of this castle is one of the magnificent monuments of Bavaria and one of the largest tourist centers in Germany. Located above the bend of the river Pollak in the Bavarian-Tyrolean Alps, neo-pseudo-Mauritian-neo-Gothic castle of the XIX century stone wonder of the world, at first glance, even unrealistic. Suffice it to say that this is the world famous architectural wonder was built for king Ludwig II, an admirer of the operas of Wagner and the German sagas, and became the prototype for the castle at Disneyland. Modeled on medieval castles, today the castle is the most visited monument in Germany. 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

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

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Machu Picchu — the ancient city of the Inca Empire
Machu Picchu remains a Testament to the former power of the Inca Empire. More than 500 years ago the achievements of the Incas in construction allowed without mortar to lay…

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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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