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On planet Earth so many amazing, beautiful and interesting places, fascinating us with its beauty and numerous legends associated with them, secrets which were not disclosed until now. Let me…

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Gothic style in architecture
Gothic — a period in the development of Western, Central and Eastern part of Europe from the XII to the XVI century. Gothic replaced the Romanesque style, gradually replacing it.…

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Living room in Gothic style

Fantastic, irrational, light, expressive and upward forms of the Gothic style to overcome the cumbersome nature of the stone and affect the brightness of colors. Most often, the term “Gothic” applies to creations of medieval architects, but to some extent almost every area of art has undergone its influence.

The history of the Gothic style

At the end of the XII century replaced the Romanesque style came Gothic . prevailed on the territory of almost whole Europe until the end of XV – beginning of XVI century. Born in the middle of the XII century in France, already in the early thirteenth century it included Spain, the Czech Republic, England, Austria and Germany. Later a new stylistic direction and spread on the Italian territory, but has undergone some significant changes, creating the “Italian Gothic”. Eastern Europe has “succumbed” to the Gothic influence later and lasted it longer than in the West. Continue reading

Medieval art

What are the achievements in architecture and engineering building is famous for the ancient Romans?

Looked like an early Christian Basilica and cross-domed Church?

What buildings were decorated with medieval city-commune?

Smiling angel is the embodiment of Paradise. The statue of the portal of Reims Cathedral. XIII, V. 1.

Architecture. The builders of the early middle Ages picked up much from the strict architecture of the ancient Romans, and therefore structures up to the XI—XIII centuries, is called romance (from “Roma” — Rome). The Romanesque Church is the massive building with almost smooth walls, high towers, simple décor. Everywhere repeat the outlines of the semicircular arches on arches, window openings, entrances to the temple. At the same time, its power Roman temples resemble castles. Indeed, they often served as a refuge for the population of the neighborhood. Continue reading

THE UNDERGROUND CITY PUTIN

For the first time this was reported the Ural news Agency more than three years ago. In the southern Urals, in strict confidence, in the rock vyrubyvajut giant “beehive”, in which you can place a city designed for a life of up to 300 thousand people. Takes care of the construction of this secret underground city personally Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.

Secret base of the Russian government found in the mountains of the southern Urals, close to the ski center “Abzakovo”, which is often visited by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Around the hopper mountain walks a lot of rumors, and even residents of nearby settlements do not really know that objects from the times of “cold war” are built in the mountains. Decided to find out what the secret complex is located in the southern Urals. What say the builders of the underground city? Where is it located? How is protected? Communications what is provided? Continue reading