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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

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…

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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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Why old houses are better than the new ones?
The question of why old houses are better than the new ones, may arise among those who do not understand the value of old things that have passed through time…

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