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
In the Volgograd region there are places, covered with legends and endowed with unusual energy. This summer bold and brave tourists who want to touch the unknown, can take a fascinating tour of anomalous places of the Volgograd region.
Sanctuary Indo-Iranian fire-worshippers
In the natural Park “Donskoy” is located in Ilovlya district, residents and visitors of the Volgograd region will be able to see a huge sanctuary Indo-Iranian fire-worshippers, appearing before the new era.
This place is a mound, a circle with a diameter of about 200 meters, located at an altitude of about 130 metres above sea level, between the ravines Katalinski and Bread. Central elevated part of his damaged several pits left over from kladoiskatelskoe excavations in the beginning of XX century the local population. As a result of these excavations from the depths to the surface were displaced large fragments of vitreous slag with remains of burnt wood, scorched mass of reddish loam. Continue reading
The remains of this massive structure can be traced throughout the Russian TRANS-Volga region – from the Astrakhan region to Tatarstan, after which this earthen wall turns to the East and is lost somewhere in the foothills of the Middle Urals. Size Zavolzhsky historical shaft cannot fail to impress: in total, its length is at least two and a half thousand kilometers!
Most scientists of various specialties have put forward many hypotheses to explain the origin of the legends of the Samarskaya Luka Peninsula on the Middle Volga. According to one hypothesis, the area of the Volga region became the last stronghold of the representatives of a certain race, who lived on the Russian plain a few thousand years ago. Pressed on all sides by enemies-nomads, these people came to the banks of the Volga river, where took refuge in remote caves and mountain gorges, and founded a mysterious underground settlements. Continue reading