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Gothic stained glass

Stained glass is a major form of artistic glass in the Gothic era; this is partly explained by the fact that, unlike Romanesque architecture, Gothic Church buildings increases the area of Windows. Compared with Romanesque stained glass Windows in Gothic more condensed notes and deep color. So, darken the blue color, and unpainted glass appear occasionally and are used to obtain brilliant points. Thus for the sake of saving often used grisaille, and not only in borders, where they are used to put by a brush of vegetable ornament, but also for backgrounds. In the twelfth century for the purpose of stained glass was the coverage, in the thirteenth century its function changed: it is designed to teach decorating. At high altitude we often see images of people in cresciute placed under the arcades or under the arch. Purely ornamental elements — veteniary ornament, finials, palmettos are becoming increasingly rare. In the XIV century on the borders of the stained glass Windows there are small human figures.

Great Gothic cathedrals of France were created in one of the most colourful and dynamic eras of Western civilization. Gained strength the process of becoming secular world, in a way comparable to modern. However, the spiritual side was strong and full of life. Continue reading

Malta – the attractions of the resort

Sights of the Maltese archipelago

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Malta is famous among tourists primarily for having the highest density concentration of cultural and historic monuments per area unit.

All of Malta’s attractions can be divided into several groups: cities, museums, monuments, caves, grottos, catacombs, temples, megalithic, ancient burial sites and fortifications.

The attractions of the resort

Architectural and cultural values

The island can rightly be called a city state because the boundaries between the settlements on the island are purely nominal. The largest town of the island is Birkirkara and the state capital – the city of Valletta, which is on a par with Minoi holds the title of Museum city. Continue reading

MYSTERIOUS UNDERGROUND STRUCTURE IN THE NORTHERN CAUCASUS

In the North Caucasus revealed the ancient structure, comparable in scale with the pyramids of Giza

We used to think that the main megaliths on the planet is concentrated in Egypt, South America, China. Our dolmens, which are conventionally referred to megalithic structures, pyramids and “great walls” look like dwarfs. But recently in the North Caucasus had discovered the mysterious system of underground structures. So, in Kabardino-Balkaria near the village Zayukovo opened a mysterious multi-kilometer tunnels. The researchers suggest that they connected ancient settlements that existed on our planet thousands of years ago. It is curious that all the tunnels are concentrated around a huge underground structure in the form of an upturned pyramid… Continue reading

The ancient ruins of the temple of Zoroastrians
Koy-krylgan-Kala - the Fortress of lost rams In the vast expanses of the steppes of the Khorezm scattered ruins of a thousand fortresses, but truly unique are the ruins of…

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Masters and Finials
Historical excursions Masters and Finials (construction of Gothic cathedrals in Western Europe) - What are you doing? - addressed to the masters of the stranger. - Hew the stone, that…

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10 most beautiful places in Spain
From the Northern mountains to the hot Seville and a distant Canary Islands: places to visit, in order to more fully encompass the magnificence of Sunny Spain. 1. Pueblos Blancos,…

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