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
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
The Cathedral of St. Barbara is the most famous monument of kutná Hora. Is the second largest and largest Gothic Church in the Czech Republic, built in the late Gothic style. The Church building belongs to the most unusual Gothic structures of this type in Central Europe and is under UNESCO protection.
The Cathedral was built in honor of the patron Saint of miners and miners St. Barbara, its construction began in 1388. The work was repeatedly interrupted, the erection of the temple was completed after about 500 years, to 1905. In late Gothic times was created the bulk of the interior of the Church. The building is a huge system supporting pillars, capitals, arches and galleries. The building completes the three-headed roof. The temple is beautiful both outside and inside, its rich interior is striking for its beauty and splendor.
The Cathedral has a large organ. Thanks to the excellent acoustics of the live organ concerts. The atmosphere of the Cathedral exudes peace and tranquility, which gives it the music from the speakers. Continue reading