Start browsing the Gothic architecture I want with the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. This is one of my favorite pieces of architecture.
Sagrada Familia, Sagrada família (Catalan. Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família) is located North of the Old City of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) in the Eixample district. The construction of the temple started in 1882 and still not completed.
The project of the Cathedral was originally designed by architect Mr. Francesco del Villar (del Villar Francesco), which is a year after the start of construction was replaced by Antonio Gaudi. Gaudi completely redesigned the project, completing it in a mixture of styles of art Nouveau and modernism. The financing of the construction was done by subscription, donations from the Catholic community and state grants.
Construction history: 1882-1926 Continue reading
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
In our world, so many mysteries, that a lifetime is not enough to solve them. Moreover, there are some that hardly anyone heard it and knows.
Baalbek is a town in Lebanon, where the world’s largest (known) bricks, really used in construction. Weight about 1000 tons. The most famous of them — the southern stone.
In Baalbek in July 2014 dug up another large megaliths around 1650 tons
In the amusement Park in Switzerland even made a graphic illustration where around a small copy of this stone were placed about 20 reduced copies of modern cranes, which together could raise something like the megalith.
Here the fusion of it with the rock:
It started virability from the rock, but never finished. Concrete and nothing to do with it. Continue reading