>Wudang mountain is a mountain ridge located in Hubei province, Central China. Different names of mountains sounds like Tygesen. Wudang mountains gained fame thanks to a whole complex of ancient Taoist buildings, which is an incredible cultural treasure of the Chinese nation. And yet, in these majestic mountains originated one of the main schools of Wushu in China – Wudang, which greatly enriched the Chinese martial art with new styles and techniques. The contribution of Wudang school for the development of Wushu is simply impossible to overestimate. All of these unique cultural sites in 1994 were listed as UNESCO world heritage.
In former times there were Taoist University, who has studied martial arts, meditation, medicine, nutrition. The construction of the main part of the Taoist temples occurred in the 15th century, which contributed significantly to the Yongle Emperor. But, here there are more ancient building, Continue reading
The Abbey of our lady of Gethsemane is a Roman Catholic monastery of the Order of the Cistercians, known as the “mother of all Trappist house in the United States of America”. It is the oldest active monastery in the United States. He is also known for its store little Grand rapids Farms selling monks made cheese, cake and Bourbon.
Myths and facts
In September 1805, French trappists (Order of Cistercians of strict observance) Abbey of Valsainte in Switzerland arrived in Louisville, Kentucky. They came to meet with the first Catholic priest in the United States Stephen Badin. Local residents welcomed the ancient rituals and way of life of a Trappist, the monks brought with them, so invited them to found a monastery. But due to severe floods left the region.
In 1847 two monks from the French Abbey of Melleray as directed by the rector Maxim was looking for land in Kentucky for the construction of the monastery. Bishop Joseph Benedict of Louisville invited them in nearby Nelson County. Here the monks examined a number of buildings and the land known as Gethsemane. They purchased a property in the same area, which was visited by the Trappist. In the autumn of 1848, forty-four monks of the Abbey of Melleray left France, because she was on the verge of revolution, and settled in Gethsemane. Continue reading
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