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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

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

One of the most mysterious places on the planet

Contrary to the laws of physics and common sense. In Moldova there is a place, which otherwise as anomalous will not name. There car parked in neutral gear, going uphill. On an inclined plane upwards water flows.

Believe my eyes even harder – drivers are struggling to catch up with their same vehicle. Parked cars against the law of gravity is also going up on the hill!

“Of course, amazing. What is this, what is the reason, how to explain it – I don’t know, let the scientists think like this,” said a tourist from the suburbs Nicholas Noise.

A little experiment. On this stretch of road there is a slight rise – about one and a half-two degrees. Continue reading

Mystery Babylon
Babylon for centuries was the political, cultural and scientific center of the ancient East . the capital of the Babylonian Empire, the famous "gates of Ishtar", "the hanging gardens of…

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The Great Wall Is An Ancient Slavic
Well, what else can be found in the already totally and perekoshennyy places? Especially in places where you live. It turns out you can and how can. There is near…

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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…

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