International Gothic
The first group: - the Cathedral Notre-Dame of Chartres has preserved the heavy Romanesque wall dominated in her division of the horizontal semicircular Romanesque silhouette of arcades and window openings.…

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Architectural styles. Gothic style
he Gothic style originated in the mid-twelfth century in France, so his contemporaries called him French. The name "Gothic," the style received only three centuries later. So its dubbed Italian…

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The Orthodox Church in the Gothic style
Peterhof, Alexandria Park, the Church of Alexander Nevsky Gothic chapel-This Church was built in 1830-34, by the famous German architect-F. Schinkel. The Church has the form of a medieval chapel.…

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The Abbey Of Our Lady Of Gethsemane

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

Seven wonders of the ancient world

We know about 7 the creation and genius of the inhabitant of our planet, which in ancient times were called amazing things of the world. 7. To have survived solely of the pyramid is the most ancient of the 7 amazing things.

We don’t know, Kai, they were.

Including us and don’t know where surely some of them were posted.

But still they excite the imagination, draw on the road, I ask that we not try to discover and find answers.

The choice of the number consecrated oldest ideas of his fullness, completeness and perfection, the number 7 was considered a sacred number of the Lord Apollo – the number of harmony. According to Pythagoras, 7 specifically serves as a prototype of the universe, reflecting proportionality, harmony of parts. 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

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The largest wooden structure in the world
Plaza de La Encarnacion in old Seville, adorns the structure is very remarkable and in some respects is just brilliant – Metropol Parasol, a unique structure, one of the largest…

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About the mysterious circles on the fields
For many centuries the human mind concerned with the mystery of the appearance of unusual drawings in the margins in different parts of the world. What do they mean? Who…

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