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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

Nightmares of the Ayu-Dag, mountain ghosts and “Bermuda” cave

On the Peninsula there are many mysterious and unexplored natural areas

Crimea – one of the most beautiful, the most mysterious and the most mysterious places on the planet. Each of the peoples who ever lived here left a part of himself in the form of legends and myths, making the usual mountains or caves became mystical and sometimes scary. Five places, beloved by locals and tourists, deserve special attention.

For example, on the Peninsula has its own “Stonehenge”. It is located in the village Spring. Four vertically standing blocks – menhirs – scientists call the age of the Egyptian pyramids. Who and why was erected by them, science does not know. Perhaps, the menhirs were a kind of ancient Observatory or ritual buildings. 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 he said first.

I don’t see clay rowed, – muttered the second.

– I’m building Chartres Cathedral, ‘ said the third.

An old proverb

The dimensions of the Cathedral – that was a matter of prestige and rivalry of cities. Famous temples of the Greeks inferior in magnitude even the most “mediocre” temples of the middle ages. The Parthenon housed under Cathedral arches, as a major exhibit in the exhibition hall. 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…

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The old town square in Prague
Beautiful ancient city of Prague has many beautiful places, literally breathing with history. But one of the main attractions is the old town surface, the heart of the city, whose…

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School Emil Bagirov
Cosmic mysteries of Tik-Kuyu. Concluded another, the fourth, the expedition School Emil Bagirov in the Crimea. There was another touch of the cosmic mysteries of this extraordinary and sacred place…

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