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Fortresses and architectural constructions of antiquity

For those who are over forty, this place is very well known. Perhaps even too well. Not the architectural features of the ancient fortress, and a unique collection of trees in the castle Park attracted the boys of the sixties and seventies of the twentieth century. The ground was literally Packed with the bones of the WWII soldiers and their weapons. Tons of TNT and hundreds of barrels then moved from Balga in the Kaliningrad apartment. Rare the kid didn’t keep in those days under the sofa “faustpatron” or “Schmeisser”, dug on the Balga. The ancient history of the castle in those years, we were interested in smaller than small arms. Meanwhile, this story is so eventful, that there are volumes of research dedicated to the castle Balga.

The Prussians called it Honed. The exact year when the Bay was constructed this fortification, now it is impossible to determine. According to legend the castle was set in the sixth century the legendary founder of the Prussian state, king Wideout. We cannot reject this version, neither confirm. Continue reading

The Cathedral of the twentieth century

The Cathedral of the twentieth century

Not one among several, and the only one designed by the architect such as built in évry (Evry), 30 km South from Paris.

Hearing about it was in the year of completion of construction, 1995. Then in June I went to the place to “see” with Evry Hiking in the cathedrals, which I then took.

Because Paris has its “Golden ring” – the cathedrals, the Gothic, separated from the capital of 80-150 km, the main features of repeating of Notre Dame. Feature its Gothic – the lack of the spires on the towers; they have the “perfect Gothic Cathedral” (the word Viole-Le-Duc) – Chartres. In Saint-Denis, however, were the spires, until one of them broke the zipper in the early 19th century.

The Cathedral of Evry summer. 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

Gothic style in architecture
One of the buildings of the Gothic style Initially the term "Gothic" refers only to the architecture. In a few words to describe this direction as eerily majestic construction. First…

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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…

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Ancient structures from plates found by scientists on the territory of the national Park "Onega Pomerania"
In the national Park "Onega Pomorie" scientists have discovered a construction of stone blocks (megaliths) created by ancient people about seven thousand years ago. The megaliths in the village of…

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