Gothic in England: the Church
The first major building to use to cover the main space was applied ribbed arch was the Romanesque Cathedral in Darema (1093-1140 years). During the penetration of the Gothic style…

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A walk through the ages: the Gothic quarter of Barcelona
The Gothic quarter is the historical center of Barcelona, because here began the building of the city. The area is located between Plaza de Catalunya on the one hand, a…

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Toruń-gingerbread capital of Poland
Torun since 1997 included in the World heritage list of UNESCO. The city has many monuments of the middle ages and the 20th century. The city is known for its…

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The most mysterious places of Paris

Who of us at least once dreamed about a trip to Paris?

The center of Europe, world fashion capital, a city with a rich historical past – the action unfolds immortal Dumas novels, and Druon, whom many of us were read from a young age… In Paris everyone will find something that he likes. But if you’re a fan of mysticism and mysterious phenomena? So, what places is better to visit?

Notre-Dame de Paris (the hunchback of Notre Dame)

Long went the legend that the stone patterns and the ornaments of this building is hidden recipe of the philosopher’s stone. In the late middle Ages, Notre Dame really was a place of alchemical gatherings. After all, its architecture is traditionally correlated with germetikoj, each element – with one or another occult symbol. It is occult and not religious.

So, if you pay attention on ostensibly religious themes stained glass, you’ll find that they are far from Christian tradition. On the Central one – the rose is the virgin Mary dressed in a red cloak, beneath which is seen a green garment when it is traditionally dressed in blue. At the same time, the Freemasons room in the temple, used for initiation rituals in the fifteenth Degree – “Knight of the East and the Sword”, is divided into red and green halves. An accident. Continue reading

Seids, Nuraghe, menhirs: what do they contribute?

Stonehenge — the most famous of the megaliths — for centuries stirred the imagination of people. But thousands more not less mysterious prehistoric stone “sphinxes”, is puzzling to the researchers, scattered around the world. Many of these mysterious structures and on the territory of Russia. Alexander Gay, a prominent Russian expert on Eneolithic and bronze age in South-Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, I am sure: there is not enough for one generation.

What are the megaliths and how they differ from each other?

Constructions from huge stones, slabs and blocks were erected by different peoples and in different epochs. The pyramids of Egypt or the temple in Belbek — also megaliths. Just call them so is not accepted. Megalithic research and in wide use called, usually stone monuments of prehistoric peoples who have not reached the level of barbarity or civilization.

In France, on the Atlantic coast — the whole field from thousands of these megaliths, built in parallel rows for miles. In addition, the megaliths are of different types: Nordic seids, the Nuraghe of Sardinia, the Atlantic corridor of the tomb of Europe, which is often now called in Breton Karami; menhirs — standing stones-stelae; stone circles — stone circles; dolmens — tombs with pillars or walls of verticalnaya, usually covered with a flat roof. Continue reading

Amiens Cathedral. France

The term “Gothic” is more conventional than “Romanesque art”. It originated in Italy during the Renaissance, when we naively thought that the shape of Lancet arches of medieval architecture evolved from ancient forms of tents ready, supposedly just connecting the crown of trees growing nearby. In this term invested at the same time contempt for all the arts of the middle ages, for the Italians of the Renaissance that invaded the Roman Empire during the “great migration of peoples” the Goths, who founded on its ruins the Kingdom, was always the epitome of barbarism. Subsequently, when related to architecture of the middle ages has changed drastically, this term was retained to refer to late medieval art.

In most European countries the heyday of the Gothic back to XIII—XIV century. Typical for this time is the rapid growth and prosperity of cities. Creative activity now shifts from the monasteries into the hands of the secular masters, combining shop-floor organization.

Architecture . The architecture has developed a distinctive, extremely logical system designs and décor. This system has developed most fully revealed in the construction of large urban cathedrals in France, where he first formed the Gothic style, voshodjaschie to the first half of the XII century. These cathedrals were the pride of towns and, apart from their direct religious purposes, was often used in a secular view for public meetings of citizens. Continue reading

In the Tver region found giant prehistoric complex
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The megalithic complex of Newgrange in Ireland
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