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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

Zverinetsky cave

Zverinetsky cave, a place of power

Zverinetsky complex of caves has long been considered one of the most enigmatic sacred places of Kiev . It is open for visits today. Everyone has the opportunity to explore the ancient corridors Zvirynetski caves. Of course, by the length they are smaller than caves of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, but, nevertheless, are the place that for hundreds of years been hid from human eyes. Archaeologists assessing finds made here with confidence call Zverinetsky cave is the oldest cave monastery on the territory of Kievan Rus .

It is said that this cave area was inhabited from long ago. But for the first time the caves were discovered only in the XIX century . Most likely people lived here hundreds of years before. 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

The mysterious pyramids of Guimar in Tenerife
Pyramids of Guimar represent a complex consisting of six stepped buildings, which are located on the island of Tenerife. These unique attractions draw in tourists from around the world. They…

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The ancient settlement of Kara
Between Evpatoria and Crimea resort Saki is the majestic hill of Kara-Tobe, where was located the ancient Greek-Scythian settlement, excavated and restored to life by professional archaeologists. Excavations on this…

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Mystery Babylon
Babylon for centuries was the political, cultural and scientific center of the ancient East . the capital of the Babylonian Empire, the famous "gates of Ishtar", "the hanging gardens of…

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