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"…

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Gothic wells Cathedral
There are few more interesting places in the British Isles than wells — the City of springs. Willis or ed Fontes of the ancient Britons. The walls and the moat…

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Maltese Cyclops

Malta cross and go far out to sea track, similar to the stone rails (see “AIF” N 38). Built in the new stone age, the ruts were contemporaries of the temples, built of huge megaliths. Was able to build the ancient Atlanteans.

FARMER Lorenzo fed up to straighten the blade of the plow, nieszawska on the boulders, which was littered with his plot in the town of Tarxien. Having begun to uproot the rocks, he found under them smoothly hewn blocks with reliefs of great beauty. Due to the findings Temi Zammit, the first Maltese archaeologist, noticed a few oval buildings lie under a layer of gray ash. Researcher defined: this layer without traces of human activity — evidence of a volcanic eruption, the lava which covered the island more than 4.5 thousand years ago. So, temples were built before the disaster.

So exactly one hundred years ago in the center Tarsina dug up the temple complex. It is still amazing engineering and artistic skill. And his age close to 5 thousand years. In that distant time in Europe could not be competent engineers, skilled stone carvers. There was no metal. On this, at least, insists the historical science. Continue reading

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

Gothic wells Cathedral

There are few more interesting places in the British Isles than wells — the City of springs. Willis or ed Fontes of the ancient Britons.

The walls and the moat around the Bishop’s Palace

English Bruges, where a moat still surrounds the Bishop’s Palace and, almost, everything that falls on opinion, refers to the time and manners, which disappeared during the reformation. The town grew up around the Cathedral and his world was always full of calm, Christian worldview. It was not until a summer day 1685, when the soldiers of the Duke of Monmouth was not satisfied with the stables in the nave of the Cathedral.

Wella – old English word meaning “spring, source”. Because of the large number of springs Wales got its name.

The figures of kings Edgar, Ethelbald, Ethelwolf, Egbert and

Ancient British tribes worshipped nature, many sacred sites were located near rivers, lakes and springs. One such source is still in the garden of the Bishop’s Palace wells. Judging by archaeological excavations of the land on which the Cathedral is built was inhabited in the stone age. Thanks to springs in this area are well developed agriculture and a growing population. Continue reading