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Ancient Greek architecture

The legacy of ancient Greek architecture is the basis for all further development of world architecture and related monumental art. The reasons for this sustained impact of Greek architecture lie in its objective qualities: simplicity, truthfulness, clarity of the compositions, the harmoniousness and proportionality of total and forms of all parts, in plasticity organic connection of architecture and sculpture, in close unity of the architectural and aesthetic and structural-tectonic elements sooruzheniy. Ancient Greek architecture featured a full line of forms and their design bases, were a whole. Basic design — stone blocks of which the walls were laid. Columns, entablature (lying on the support column overlap) treated with different profiles, has acquired the decorative details, enriched with sculpture. The Greeks brought the processing of architectural structures and fixtures to the highest degree of perfection and refinement. These structures can be called giant works of jewelry art, in which the master was nothing minor. 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 most mysterious places of the Samara

Unsolved mysteries emanates from abandoned cemeteries, churches and bunkers. Even more warmed up interest and imagination of the legend, which tells about the events in these places. In Samara do not have to mysterious places, they are here in abundance. Of course, not all of them are the property of the masses, but to every person it is possible to meet here a harmless Ghost, or become a witness of the poltergeist. If you are going to move and buy an apartment in Samara, you should get acquainted with its most mysterious and mystical places:

Park of culture and leisure.Yu.Gagarin. This is a favorite walking place for many families and couples. The Park is very nice and cozy. But not everyone knows that in Park territory there are nine common graves in which are buried the victims caught in the millstones of political machines in the 30-40x. years. Official data indicate buried here several thousands of the repressed. Continue reading

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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Don discovered at Stonehenge
Don land keeps many secrets. We have such places that go to the most incredible legends. Some of them are real mysteries for researchers. Ten years ago in the don…

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Malta - the attractions of the resort
Sights of the Maltese archipelago Content: 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…

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