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The pearl of European Gothic

The idea of a unified architectural plan, which built all the Gothic churches, raised for the first time, it seems, by Victor Hugo in “Notre Dame de Paris”, right, not demanded from its author’s great analytical depth. This idea lies on the surface, obvious to anyone who visited a number of iconic buildings of Gothic architecture. Nevertheless, the impression on “all ye who enter here incoming” all of them are different, and some do not produce any. All of the people, the skeletons of which are also virtually indistinguishable from each other.

On what basis is the Prague St. Vitus Cathedral is considered one of the greatest Gothic churches in the world? For its size it will not, perhaps, in the list of the first fifty of them. Its interior decoration and especially the stained glass Windows really make a strong impression, but also their unique, after all, difficult to call. In particular, the stained glass chapel of Saint-Chapelle in Paris, at least, not worse. Then what? This question must, apparently, to meet the professionals – architects or art historians, the majority of the “uninitiated” so, the only conclusion ultra-high concentration in this structure, the basic concept of Gothic architecture: “awesome greatness”. Continue reading

Gothic stained glass

If You have chosen a Gothic style. this choice is not random. Gothic stained glass is immersed in an eternal space. Shimmering and cobalt purple glass, inserted in a lead frame, fills the room with mystery of the middle ages.

The style is Gothic – the true crown of the middle ages, it is bright colors, gilding, soaring into the sky with the barbed needles of the towers, Symphony of light, stone and glass.

Gothic stained glass has remained a cult on purpose and religious topics. Multicolored radiance of Gothic stained glass had a strong emotional impact on the congregation.

These elements of the interior appeared in the epoch of aristocratic, and imbued with the spirit of Gothic chivalry.

Stained glass Windows in the Gothic style is the result of a period of deep religiosity and symbolic thinking of the middle ages Europe. Full of subtle sense, the characters sharply delineated in the architecture of the time, and the Gothic stained glass for the best visual demonstration. Italy, Holland, Switzerland, great Britain, Czechoslovakia – in all of these countries lived and worked medieval artists who left the world masterpieces of survivors and authors, and the era. Continue reading

Ancient underground structures

The sanctuary, close to Mayak, which was excavated in the Northern Caucasus, in early medieval Bulgaria. All of them are built on the principle of “square in square”, that is, inside a large rectangular or square structures there is less, if a rectangular square shape, inside of which a fire was burning. This is one of the characteristic traditions of the Turkic religious buildings where worship of fire, sun, light has occupied an important place.

In 1988 in the study of Vlasov Second burial ground of the bronze age and early iron age, situated 2 miles North of the village of Vlasivka of Gribanovsky area of the Voronezh region (excavations by A. T. Sinica and D. V. Berezutsky) revealed very interesting and totally unique building – underground labyrinth, construction area of about 254 square meters (the scheme ). Continue reading

History of the Gun
1382 Russian soldiers for the first time to successfully put into field artillery. Reflecting the attacks of the besieged city of the Horde, the Muscovites, as the annals say, "mattresses…

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Secrets of the Kiev caves
It is estimated that there are approximately 200 cave structures, the total length of which nobody knows. This and ancient monasteries, and underground labyrinths of Kyiv fortresses, caves and traps.…

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The most magnificent Catholic churches
Cologne Cathedral (Cologne Cathedral) This Cathedral is not only one of the most famous Catholic shrines in Germany and the landmark of the city for many centuries. Since 1880, when…

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