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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Wawel Royal castle
A symbol and a major historical landmark in Poland is Wawel castle, named one of the seven wonders of Poland. Located on the banks of the Vistula river, it centuries…

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Method of recovery of underground structures
The invention is directed to solving the problem of reconstruction of underground facilities located in unstable water-saturated soils (quicksand). Underground structures (subway tunnels, sewers, etc.), built in unstable soils, often…

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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 Architecture Of Ancient Egypt
Most common in the New Kingdom period received the type of rectangular temple with a clear plan. The facade of the temple addressed to the Nile, from which there was…

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The main types of architectural structures of ancient Egypt
As You have left a recommendation in any of the social networks, All the inhabitants of Ancient Egypt was subordinated to the unlimited power of the Pharaoh. The architecture of…

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