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 unfinished modernity admire and are touched by his praise and worship of almost all who visited here. Anyway, to go to Barcelona and not visit this temple is considered to be terrible bad manners.
But there is another opinion. In 2008, 400 of the famous artists of Spain called upon to stop this inept restoration in favor of “tourism industry” and no longer have anything in common with the original plans of the great architect Antoni Gaudi.
During our recent family trip to Barcelona I left a visit to this temple to dessert on the last day of my stay here. At the risk of being banal, I’ll try and write your “two cents” on that memorable tour. What we will try to understand what is actually Sagrada Familia is a man – made wonder of the world or another, albeit grandiose, tourist attraction. Continue reading
In Tortosa, in one of the hottest cities in Catalunya is the majestic Gothic Cathedral of our lady of Tortosa . built in 1347 on the basis of the Romanesque Church and during the conquest by the Arabs transformed into a mosque. Its vaults will save from the heat, and the interior will please the eye. Gothic cathedrals are always impressive in size, scope and subtle, complex, carefully finished work. Above the main altar is preserved from the year 1351 altarpiece made in the 15th century, Pedro Diaz of Oviedo. The master worked on it with 1487 1494 for years, along with Diego del Aguila and his disciples. The altarpiece has a rather complicated shape: there is a clearly expressed base, and already on it is a three-tier iconostasis. Complete altarpiece by pointed pinnacles. The most important image of this small altarpiece is the crucifixion at the center. On the sides of the Tondo are in the image of the heads of the apostles and angels. Continue reading
Scientists using modern technology discovered a previously unknown areas of greatest defensive wall, protecting from the North celestial Empire from the onslaught of the nomads. The real sensation was the news that the total length of the building reaches almost 9 thousand kilometers.
The world-famous symbol of China – Great wall much longer than previously estimated. Carefully measured, initiated by the Chinese government, showed the true size of ancient and medieval structures, writes The Daily Mail .
The length of the wall previously was estimated at 6 thousand kilometers, however, the cultural heritage Administration two-year study showed that the ancient monument of Chinese architecture stretched by as much as 8 851 thousand kilometer and 800 meters. Continue reading