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
Architecture with birth carries the idea of domination over the native environment. The first extant building type of the stone age, which counts the time history of architecture, — menhirs, upright block of stone. She proudly declares itself in the surrounding landscape, underlined by contrasting the horizontal of the earth its aspiration to the sky. This may sound naive, but from here, from the menhir, has direct access to the Russian bell towers, Gothic cathedrals and the skyscrapers of Manhattan.
Starting with the archaic pore architecture has always sought to master the landscape, occupy a most favorable position to become dominant. Castle, Church, manor invariably find their place on an elevated point of relief, as if mastering a natural situation and spreading around the specific field of his architectural influence. Little has changed the merits of this approach. One of the founders of modern architecture — Le Corbusier said, commenting on his plan: architecture spreads its waves in the surrounding natural landscape like a sounding bell. Continue reading
The Gothic style emerged in the architecture of France in the XII century, and today the country has preserved so many monuments of this style, awesome and unique: each is in its own way, ranging from small chapels to huge, majestic and awe inducing Cathedral.
The most significant works of the Gothic era – the masterpieces of this style in France, includes three of the Cathedral in Chartres, Amiens and Reims.
Reims is the largest city in the champagne – the world-famous French province, and is situated on the plain, on the river vel. The city is surrounded by mountains and vineyards, and its population today is not too great – only about 200 thousand people.
However, Reims is the cradle of the whole of France, and one of the first Christian cities in the country. Continue reading