Cathedrals and castles: building in Moscow Gothic
It seems that Moscow is very far from the European middle ages a mysterious, isn't it? But actually, the Gothic period in the development of medieval art of the XII-XVI…

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A selection of underground structures
Not many travel guides mention these underground systems, tunnels and enormous caverns, located sometimes right under our feet. Most of them were originally classified and have only recently become conditionally…

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10 most mysterious places in England
Writers for many years, scooped into the mysterious England of the subjects for their works. This small country is a source of adventure and magical stories loved by adults and…

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Cologne Cathedral

If we lived that way in the nineteenth century, to see the tallest building in the world, we would have to go to Germany, namely in Cologne, where is one of the most magnificent and famous Gothic cathedrals in the world – Cologne Cathedral. Cologne Cathedral, among other things, one of the most famous long-term construction of the world – its construction lasted almost seven centuries. Its history begins in 1248, it was then the Archbishop of the city of Conrad von Hochstaden laid the first stone in the Foundation of the Cathedral. I must say that at that time, Cologne was one of the most powerful, both financially and politically, cities, and the construction of the Cathedral was to confirm the status of the city as in the country and across Europe. Continue reading

The most unusual architectural projects

We have prepared for you a list of the most unusual architectural projects: from “the curve house” in Poland to an office building in the form of picnic baskets in the United States.

Aussie Ian Strange recently completed his project for the Biennial of Australian Art: the house that fell from the sky, referring the audience to the story of the wizard of Oz. Currently creative work can be seen around the Art gallery of South Australia. Ian Strange has tried to make the house as realistic as possible, after even the smallest details.

French architect and designer Jean-François Fourtou loves to surprise the audience with their extraordinary ideas. For example, in the framework of the project titled “fallen from the sky” (Morocco) he designed upside-down house. Incidentally, within this structure the viewer enters this tale is another, inverted world! Continue reading

The Gothic Cathedral

The Gothic Cathedral attracts your desire up in the mountain gave, they have not seen your beautiful eyes that have not read the hands of your lines of destiny that have not heard the speeches of your honey, no more gentle, nectar, gods only Ipatovo, sweeter thy blood, they don’t taste the nectar that scared of the pain your whole being I became, and soon they would be gone for good spells and healers of the body and that can not see the soul, rest for them to century and let them fall silent lips, that you praise me, but don’t go silence of the wind, what with you in love is not played, and will always love, not that we met, learned, itself we quickly ran to bring his strength as she took the top and quietly listened, her grief poured out in tears. And flowers bloomed luxuriantly in her poisonous thorns. Celestial heights and didn’t know what to do with you and me. They b in the beginning were laughing, Yes we stole their faces with joy. They’d played with us, we tore off the hands, they would kill us, Yes we stole their flour. And now, without joy, hands and minds, puppets only catchy in the eternal; the gods do not have enough minds to take away the humanity. And people will come up with them the joy, the arms and cunning, and we run away from them – they erode tenderness thresholds. Continue reading

The oldest city in Europe: the top 5
The old cities of Europe are located mostly in Greece and Crete. According to scientists excavations, Greece can be considered the cultural cradle of mankind. What are the oldest cities…

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Greek and Gothic architecture
Anywhere art art statics and dynamics are not so clearly opposed to each other as in Greek and Gothic sculpture. Across Nordic architecture, these creations form the sharpest possible antagonistic…

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