Cologne Cathedral
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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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Cologne Cathedral
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Named the most ugly structure of the world

The list of the 10 ugliest buildings and monuments around the world. “Some of these buildings are more like a bag of nails, others are striking in their ambiguity, but in any case, this is too fun” – quoted the General Director of the website Giampiero Ambrosi Tatar-inform.

First place was taken by the City Council in Boston, more like the anti-nuclear bunker of gray concrete. The second line of the list belongs to the Montparnasse tower in Paris. Experts as a joke, she has only one plus: from the observation platform of the Montparnasse tower offers the only view of Paris, where the tower is not visible. And the Parisians declared a subscription to raise the money to buy the tower from the owners and demolish.

On third place is occupied by bulky “Golden horseshoe” from the town of Tuuri in Finland. Horseshoe rises above the second largest shopping centre in Finland. But, as they say, it, nevertheless, brings good luck. Fourth place went to Liverpool Cathedral, resembling a flying saucer with a large number of antennas, and more resembling inverted Martini. Continue reading

Gothic architecture

The Gothic style mainly manifested in the architecture of temples, cathedrals, churches, monasteries. Developed on the basis of the Romanesque, or rather Burgundian architecture. Unlike the Romanesque style with its round arches, massive walls and small Windows, typical of Gothic arches with a pointed top, a narrow and high towers and columns, the richly decorated facade with carved details (winery, tympanum, archivolt) and multicolor stained glass Lancet Windows. All the style elements that emphasize the vertical.

In Gothic architecture distinguish 3 stages of development: early, Mature (high Gothic), and late.

The Church of the monastery of Saint-Denis, designed by Abbot Suger, is considered the first Gothic architectural structure. In its construction were removed many pillars and interior walls, and the Church has become more graceful look compared to Romanesque “fortress of God”. As a sample, in most cases, took the chapel Send-Chapelle in Paris. Continue reading

Cyclopean structures of antiquity

Cyclops or Ciclope (Κύκλωπες), in Greek mythology born of Uranus and Gaia, the titans, the personification of storm clouds with lightning, symbolic way, which is a single large glowing eye of giants (Cyclops, in Greek language, means Krugloye). On the relation of the Cyclops to the atmospheric phenomenon of a thunderstorm indicate their names: Bronte (βροντή thunder), Strop (στεροπή — lightning) and Arges (άργής — flash). The hostile attitude to the father, they were cast down to the abyss of the earth (Hesiod, Theogony, 139-146). At the heart of this myth lies the idea of the disappearance in the land of lightning, cutting through clouds and air. Through their mediation Cronus defeated Uranus, and then they helped Zeus defeat Cronus; Zeus was using made the lightning and thunder arrows. In addition, the Cyclops, being skilful Smiths, forged the Poseidon — a Trident and a manger for his horses Hades helmet of invisibility, Artemis silver bow and arrow (Apollodorus, I, 2, 1). When Zeus struck lightning Apollo’s son, Asclepius, Apollo, angry at the Cyclops because they were in fact accomplices of Zeus, slew them (Apollodorus, III, 10, 3-4). Continue reading

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