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The Gothic Quarter Of Barcelona
Barcelona and tourism – two things that cannot exist without each other. This city is so unique that they can come back again and again. And, of course, no one…

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Replacement spans
The metal superstructure of small lengths, as a rule, replaced with the assistance of jib, gateway, and console consolability taps under the guise of "Windows" in movement of trains. This…

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The oldest city in the Western hemisphere, teotihuacán
The oldest city in the Western hemisphere, teotihuacán, the mysterious, abandoned place. Teotihuacan is near Mexico city. The name of the ancient city, translated as "city of the gods". How…

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The Gothic Quarter Of Barcelona

Barcelona and tourism – two things that cannot exist without each other. This city is so unique that they can come back again and again. And, of course, no one of the guests in Barcelona will not be able to pass the famous, mysterious and enchanting Gothic quarter.

It is a romantic place in the heart of the Old town: it originates from the main Plaza de Catalunya and along La Rambla stretches down to the Avenue, via Laietana. Why Gothic?

Because only here are preserved remains of buildings erected in the Middle ages, when Aragon was considered the most powerful nation in the Mediterranean. Barcelona is rightly proud of the architectural structures of past centuries, which, although they have undergone some changes, but still retained his mysterious Gothic style. What is the Gothic quarter in these days and than he will be able to decorate the rest of the tourists? Continue reading

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 in England in some English cities already towered Romanesque cathedrals, the dimensions of which exceed the needs of the few then of the urban population. Therefore, with the exception of a number of new (Salisbury, Lincoln) and radically reconstructed (York) constructions of Gothic clothing in favor of new influences were superimposed on a pre-existing Romanesque core (Winchester, Chichester, Gloucester).

The development of wool production and the increased export of wool contributed to the emergence of a number of new cities. They had many churches which manifest such characteristics of English Gothic, as the flat end towers and a rectangular apse.

Unlike France, where in a small rural parish churches and often repeats the composition of the largest cathedrals in England these churches are its own type, and the emphasis is placed not on the Central tower (above the crossing), and in the axial tower above the Western facade. Continue reading

Old bridges are best

Recently in the world suddenly “showered” bridges. Capital buildings literally fall down like a house of cards. Though all these emergency happened far away, Willy-nilly, think about it, how is it? Isn’t it time to start getting scared, as soon as the car window or bus appear protective railing of one of the Kharkov bridges?

About this question we turned to the experts of the organization, which is most of the “air” pedestrian and vehicular paths of our city, – KP “Dorremstroy”.

“A sore point” – joints

– In General, the state of Kharkiv bridges satisfactory . – says the chief engineer of KP “Dorremstroy” Dmitry Vlasenko . – Bridge – it is a durable structure that can stand and 70-80, and 100 years. In Kharkov there wasn’t a single bridge, which would need to be dismantled due to poor condition of bearing designs. All these are normal, it is necessary to change only expansion joints and asphalt. And if on the road it can just “grow” on top, then the bridges need to completely remove the old layer to prevent design overhead. As it turned out, according to experts, many bridges built before the war or after the war, is in better condition than new buildings. The cases that the old bridges have been built with slightly different design: they are solid, without joints. According to Dmitry Vlasenko . the main “sore spot” of all modern local bridge expansion joints. Periodically these metal “ties” between the parts of the bridge need to be changed, because over time they begin to leak. Continue reading

Baalbek – abandoned spaceport ancient or unfinished?

According to researchers, the history of Baalbek can be traced back to the construction of the temple of Baal (Baal) is an ancient Phoenician deity. His name is still in the name of Baalbek. After the destruction of the temple by the earthquake he was restored by the Egyptians as a temple of the Sun, and with the advent of the Greeks got Baalbek ancient name Heliopolis – city of the Sun.

In the era of the Roman Empire, the Sun temple was rebuilt in the temple of Jupiter, near to which were built the temples of Bacchus and Venus. During the Byzantine Empire, the pagan temples were transformed into Christian, then came the era of Arab minarets, then came the crusaders, the Turks and the Mongols. Ancient temples were plundered, rebuilt, dismantled for use as building material and many times suffered from strong earthquakes.

Baalbek today is a small Lebanese village, and the eponymous temple complex lies in ruins nearby. But even what has survived to our times, is impressive and staggering. Continue reading

The famous buildings of the world

“The famous buildings of the world” – Home “free-spirited”. Parthenon. Home-cactus. Parliament. Iconic structures. Architecture. Kijk-Kubus. Royal pavilion. The Hagia Sophia. Sagrada Familia. The Farnsworth House. Property-state building. Notre Dame de Paris. St. Peter. An unusual building. The Florence Cathedral. The house gangster. The Temple Of Heaven. Villa “Rotunda”.

“Monuments” are Monuments of Federal significance: On the basis of photos to decorate the building in the technique of applique. Captains of groups constitute the total composition. To select a group captain. TOPIC: “Monuments – the heritage of ancestors”. To compare the photo with the proposed template. Krasnooktyabrskiy 200, Zarechnoye fire station.

“Monuments of Kaliningrad” – In its architecture similar to Fredriksbergs – such as heavy, massive and strong. The Mausoleum Of Immanuel Kant. Just in the tower 42 of the casemates, arranged in two annular rows. After the Second World war the grave of the famous philosopher was restored. Friedland gate. The sculpture of the king of Bohemia Ottokar II Przemysl – a tribute to the founder of Koenigsberg. Continue reading

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The megalithic complex of Newgrange in Ireland
The megalithic complex of Newgrange in Ireland - first place on the planet where they were doing experiments with human consciousness. The valley of the river Boyne in Ireland's County…

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Vladimirskaya Church
The Church of the Vladimir icon of the Mother of God (Nativity of Christ) in Bykovo estate was built in 1789 By one, the most common and authoritative version, the…

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