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…

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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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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…

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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 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

The Gothic Cathedral

The Gothic Cathedral attracts your desire up in the mountain gave, they have not seen your beautiful eyes that have not read the hands of your lines of destiny that have not heard the speeches of your honey, no more gentle, nectar, gods only Ipatovo, sweeter thy blood, they don’t taste the nectar that scared of the pain your whole being I became, and soon they would be gone for good spells and healers of the body and that can not see the soul, rest for them to century and let them fall silent lips, that you praise me, but don’t go silence of the wind, what with you in love is not played, and will always love, not that we met, learned, itself we quickly ran to bring his strength as she took the top and quietly listened, her grief poured out in tears. And flowers bloomed luxuriantly in her poisonous thorns. Celestial heights and didn’t know what to do with you and me. They b in the beginning were laughing, Yes we stole their faces with joy. They’d played with us, we tore off the hands, they would kill us, Yes we stole their flour. And now, without joy, hands and minds, puppets only catchy in the eternal; the gods do not have enough minds to take away the humanity. And people will come up with them the joy, the arms and cunning, and we run away from them – they erode tenderness thresholds. Continue reading

Narikala Fortress

Georgia, Tbilisi, fortress of the XVII century
A contemporary of Tbilisi, Narikala fortress, the townspeople affectionately call the “soul of the city”. It is located on mount Mtatsminda and is essentially fragments of fortifications of different epochs.
Myths and facts
According to the Chronicles, a powerful fortress founded in the IV century. Then it was called Surich-tsikhe (“Fortress of envy”). During the Mongol invasion of the XIII century in the citadel “managed” by the Mongols, who named her in his own way – the Naryn-Kala (“Small fortress”).
In VIII-XII centuries the consolidation grew and expanded together with the city: thanks to its fortified walls stretching up to the river Kur, the hosts controlled the water trade route. The builders cared about the good water: there were various aqueducts and channels, as well as the secret exits to the river. It is believed that the water Narikala – the oldest in Georgia.
At all times, an impregnable fortress properly perform its defensive function. Continue reading

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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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…

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