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Unusual houses of the world

In the modern world is not too difficult to go somewhere on vacation. The problem is a question of where to go? All of course different ideas about the rest. Some like days on the passage to lie and bask in the sun, others prefer a cultural holiday all other.

Some groups of people mixed Outlook for vacation. These people simply just are not able to choose their lot.

In this paper we consider an unusual and very interesting buildings of the world.

House — basket

In 1997 in the U.S., specifically in Ohio there is a very interesting building in the form of a basket. As it became known later, the building is owned by the company that produced baskets.

The cost of this facility is $ 30 million.

It is a gorgeous building with 20 thousand square feet, which is 2.2 thousand square meters. The weight of the building is about 8500 tons. This weight gives the structure support, which in turn set the weight of 150 tons. Continue reading

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

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 come to Spain in order to witness the mysterious constructions, the secret origin of which, scientists have not been able to solve.

Versions of the origin of the pyramids of güímar

There are currently a lot of speculation as to what purpose was created the pyramids of güímar . Some historians believe that they were built by the farmers that all the stones found in the process of cultivation, carried outside of its border area. This version has many supporters, as in the past century because of high volcanic activity, the area landowners were littered with the debris of rocks, which had to eliminate in order to improve the fertility of the soil. Continue reading

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