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Gothic art

It is difficult to find the right words to describe impressions

of a Gothic Cathedral. They are high and reach for the sky infinite arrows

towers and turrets, visperhof, finials, pointed arches. But more striking

not so much height. how much wealth aspects. opening when

you circle around the Cathedral.

Gothic cathedrals are not only high, but also very long: for example

has a length of 130 meters and the length of the transept is 64 meters, and to

around it is required to pass at least half a kilometer. Continue reading

The most interesting places in Mallorca

The most interesting places in Mallorca.

Mallorca is very developed in terms of tourism. Largely on the attractiveness of the island is influenced by its wonderful nature. Although the island itself and not the same large size, but there are a large number of natural national parks, more than forty nature reserves. Strikingly it combines sea, mountain rocks, trees, valleys and numerous coves with clear waters…

From the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana, the highest point Puig Major- more than four thousand meters above sea level – open to classic mountain paintings. Here, in this mountainous part of the island, is a small beautiful town of Valldemossa, Deia and Soller. In the North of the island, except the mountain beauty, stretching for hundreds of miles, and also the superb beaches such as Port de Soller harbour Sa-Capable and Tuen. Continue reading

The Gothic Cathedral

It is difficult to find the right words to describe impressions from the Gothic Cathedral. They are high and reach for the sky endless arrows of towers and turrets, visperhof, finials, pointed arches. But more striking is not how much height. how much wealth aspects. opening, when you circle around the Cathedral.

Gothic cathedrals are not only high, but also very long: for example Chartres has a length of 130 meters and the length of the transept is 64 meters, and to work around around it is required to pass at least half a kilometer. And with each point the Cathedral looks new. Unlike the Romanesque Church with its clear, easily observable forms. the Gothic Cathedral is vast, often asymmetrical and even heterogeneous in its parts: each of its facades with their individual portal. Walls are not felt, they would not have. Arches, galleries, towers, some sites with arcades, huge Windows, on and on – infinitely complex, delicate open forms.

And all this space is inhabited – the Cathedral both inside and outside is inhabited by a mass of sculptures ( in the Chartres Cathedral about ten thousand sculptures). They occupy not only the portals and galleries, but they can also be found on the roof, the eaves, under the arches of the chapels, spiral staircases, occur in the gutter,on consoles. In short, the Gothic Cathedral is the world. He really has absorbed the world of the medieval city. Continue reading

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