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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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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Tash-Rabat is an unusual architectural structure, located on the Great silk road
In the Middle ages, the equipment of the caravan trade passing along the routes of the Great silk road routes lasting several days, was risky. Therefore, to ensure the security…

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Ancient buildings in the mountains of Wudang mountain

>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

Spain. The Gothic quarter

Fruit after Breakfast, we move for the first goal of the Gothic quarter, the heart of old Barcelona. Since last night I have studied in detail the routes of public transport, we make the minimum number of movements on foot: first pass at the 33rd bus to Diagonal metro station, passing one station on lines L3, L4 and transplanted on to the end, go Jaume I. You could make another one less transplant, but I realised that later. The whole trip, and based on, cost us one ticket, i.e. less than 1 Euro.

By the way, waiting for the bus, we noticed the cool guys in uniform standing nearby, his whole appearance showed that in the event of a catastrophe ready to save the world. It turned out that it’s just the controllers, although I must admit that they performed their job very clearly. Without words, dividing the bus into two halves, the two of them just a few minutes, checked by a special device the tickets of all passengers and went to the next stop. Continue reading

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

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Gothic ornament in architecture
Gothic ornament was diverse and symbolic. Continue to use the converted ancient and Byzantine motifs, but along with them are biased towards new themes. Straightforward geometric shapes moving in a…

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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…

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