Tower Kaknas
Tower Kaknas is the largest center of Swedish television. Hence it is broadcasting and broadcasting via satellite. Launched the tower in 1967, after 4 years of construction. The tower, designed…

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9 the most ancient fortresses of the world
Contrary to popular belief, the oldest fortress walls can boast not Europe, but Asia and the Caucasus. Forbes magazine chose nine places to look at in varying degrees preserved fortress,…

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Yonaguni – the shard of Lemuria?
Many people think that all the most important archaeological finds in our world was done long ago. However, sensation in the field of archaeology still happen. One such sensation was…

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The secrets of Gothic cathedrals

Gothic – a style that became the hallmark of the middle Ages. She was not the only style of the era, but only the last and perhaps the most spectacular. Called Gothic monuments of architecture of XII, XIII, XIV and XV and partially XVI centuries, in which most fully reflected the medieval mood and least of all reveals the influence of Greek and Roman art. Fantastic embellished lace thread stone spikes flew up and bloomed the precious radiance of the stained glass Windows throughout Catholic Europe since the XII century. France, England, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic and even Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance, voznikoveniia her. But the leading role in the history of Gothic art, the former, above all, art architects, played, however, was France, England and Germany. France is the birthplace of the Gothic. England chose its national style, constantly going back to her forms, transforming them, but not forgetting. Germany, the romantics, has got the honor to return Gothic art from the darkness of oblivion, to reveal its beauty. Continue reading

Underground and underwater civilizations

Legends about the underworld and changing perceptions of it over time

In the legends of different Nations are widely circulated story about the going underground lived on it of intelligent beings. This applies to the Nagas. Uralov, vievija and all the other amphibious serpent people; the rakshasas. hecatoncheires. of fomorians and other many-armed and shapeless creatures; Chud. apprentices, dwarfs and other dwarfs ; ādityas, the daityas, the danavas. The tribe of the goddess Danu /elves and other humanoid creatures. They descended into the ground during disasters, which often coincided with the defeat of their nation in the war and ended with the destruction of the old world. A variant of this story is a care of many of these creatures at sea, at sea and in the depths of the sea ( read on. Continue reading

Stained glass

USA, chapel with stained glass Windows Stained glass (FR. vitrage, from lat. Vitrum – glass), ornamental or decorative composition plot of glass and other materials, pervious to light.

Stained glass – decorative element in the decoration of Windows is really for decorative purposes, or as a measure of when you need to hide bad view from the window (for example, a blank wall of the neighboring house, in the doorway of 2-3 meters between buildings). Is of colored glass, or colored plexiglass, membrane between such glass elements are connected. Used to connect used tin, lead, metals easily tractable. Now the glass elements can be fixed on a solid adhesive basis. As a rule, in accordance with one of the techniques laid out stained glass on the finished sheet of glass, from small pieces of glass. The connection between the pieces of glass solidify and are colored black. In the window with the stained glass can be used artificial lights. Continue reading

The Gothic style in art: architecture and painting
The term "Gothic" in art originated in the distant Renaissance, replacing a Romanesque style, becoming the final step of art of the Middle ages. More about the Gothic style said,…

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Barcelona Cathedral: a Gothic gem majestic
Perhaps the attractions of Barcelona, you will begin to see with the Cathedral, a striking example of Gothic Catalan architecture. The spires of the Cathedral can be seen from any…

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