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
Named the most mysterious places of the Crimea
Travelling to places associated with mystical legends, more and more attract tourists. Attractions with a mysterious history can boast of the Crimean Peninsula. Recently published a ranking of the most known places shrouded in mystery.
First on the list are three caves of Eni-Sala, located on the site of the Tatar village, burned by the Nazis for helping the partisans. The caves were discovered in the 1960-ies, and if the two of them to get problematic, the third is accessible without climbing equipment. Cave of Eni-Fat 2 was used by ancient brands for sacrifices. Particularly impressionable tourists claim to have seen ghosts in the area.
In second place was Bear mountain (Ayu-Dag), the card of Crimea. About the fact that the ascent is very dangerous – many people know, but not everyone knows that this is not the place to stay for the night. Continue reading
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