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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

Mysterious Kiev: legendary places and their history

Mysterious Kiev: 5 legendary places and their history

Kiev is an ancient city with many mystical stories and mysteries! We present You some very interesting legends, which probably will reveal something new.

1. Bald mountain

One legend says that our land snake interlace, and in the place where it bites its own tail, and is Bald mountain is the most powerful and mystical place on the planet. This hill has seen a variety of stories and events. Rumor has it that the mountain is guarded by ancient guardians, which to this day does not allow any man to touch this place. According to the legend, here was going on the Sabbath the witches, and the devil’s servants performed rituals. Continue reading

Mysteries of history

CALLANISH SCOTTISH STONEHENGE

The stones and arches of Stonehenge indicate the points of sunrise and sunset and the moon as they move in the course of the year . During the transition from winter to summer the Sun rises every day a little further North than the day before, and reaches the northernmost position at the summer solstice; this provision noted the Heel stone, which was set with striking for that time (2000 – 1500 BC) the accuracy of 0.2°. During the transition from summer to winter every day the Sun rises a little further South than the day before, and reaches its southern most position at the winter solstice; this position is marked by arches. The points of sunrise and sunset in the vernal and autumnal equinoxes are also marked. Thus, in total, six positions of the Sun.

Quite similarly and the Moon rises every night in different points of the horizon, but its movement from the extreme Northern to the extreme southern position occurs much faster than the Sun: two weeks, not six months. Continue reading

The mystery of the ancient underground tunnels
Underground tunnels which are found on all continents of the Earth. Riddle of man-made structures is still not solved by experts. For what purpose and who built their team are…

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From the series of Gothic Dreams
From the series of Gothic Dreams Every Gothic Cathedral has its own historical mystery. One only is the word "secret" gives the person a magical effect. Thirst to learn history…

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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…

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