The five most mysterious places on the planet!
Our earth is full of unique places.These places have been carefully studied by scientists, historians and archaeologists, but some of them are so ancient, incomplete or incomprehensible that it's still…

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Great building
About Sagrada Name or the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is written very much. This “must see” is visited annually by millions of people from all over the world. The oldest…

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About the megalithic structures of the Ancient World
About the megalithic structures of the ancient world. What are megalithic structures or shorter than the megaliths of the ancient world? To get an accurate answer to this question, first…

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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, referring to the direction of architecture, but this style can be traced in painting, and in sculpture and in clothing.

The origin of the Gothic style began in Northern France, because there, in the middle of the 12th century, the first Gothic works. Example: Notre Dame.

Gothic architecture

The grandeur and captivating beauty of this style can be seen in architectural structures, town halls and cathedrals, preserved in many European cities.

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The Church Of Our Lady Of The Snows

In 1284, the vault collapsed Cathedral in the French Bove, ascended to a height of 48 m Above dreams Gothic not rushed. The fact that the builders of the Cathedral churches, stonecutting workshops 13th-14th centuries stop their work.

September 3, 1347 year, the day after his coronation, the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and Czech king Charles IV founded the Carmelite monastery and Cathedral. The temple, consecrated in honor of the virgin Mary, Charles must balance the Imperial residence. It was built on the other Bank of the Vltava river, opposite the construction of St. Vitus. He was supposed to be different scales of God’s justice.

Medieval scholars and mystics devoted to distinguish between time and eternity. Eternity, without beginning and end, belongs to God. It scattered the history of the people, subject to time. Much like the Egyptian pharaohs, the middle ages was covered by a passion to enchant. Continue reading

Five most mysterious places of Sverdlovsk region

“The earth mistress of Copper mountain”, “blue fog”, “house traitor”, “the Dyatlov pass”… Ural ufologists for years exploring mysterious places of Sverdlovsk region. According to them, the Urals have enough anomalous phenomena. SmartNews stopped on five of the most mysterious and mystical of them.

Sverdlovsk region is a real storehouse of paranormal phenomena. Ufologists and researchers of supernatural forces comprise a minimum of 50 sites in the region, where at different times strange things happen. In this note the most interesting riddles that one can not yet to find a reliable, proven answer.

The Mountain Of The Dead . In 1959, on the slope of Dead under mysterious circumstances killed a group of 9 tourists. They all studied at the Ural Polytechnic University. Led a group of experienced tourist Igor Dyatlov. People’s bodies were found a week after the moment that the group was not out on bond. Continue reading

Amazing Prague
Legendary Prague has always been full of riddles and unsolved mysteries. This is a very ancient and very beautiful city. Anyone who has ever visited its narrow streets, proudly says:…


The Cathedrals Of Europe
Milan Cathedral, Italy Staggeringly huge, solemn and yet so graceful Cathedral of white marble is one of the most famous in Europe. It is the largest Gothic Cathedral and the…