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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

The mysterious pyramids of Guimar in Tenerife

Pyramids of Guimar represent a complex consisting of six stepped buildings, which are located on the island of Tenerife. These unique attractions draw in tourists from around the world. They come to Spain in order to witness the mysterious constructions, the secret origin of which, scientists have not been able to solve.

Versions of the origin of the pyramids of güímar

There are currently a lot of speculation as to what purpose was created the pyramids of güímar . Some historians believe that they were built by the farmers that all the stones found in the process of cultivation, carried outside of its border area. This version has many supporters, as in the past century because of high volcanic activity, the area landowners were littered with the debris of rocks, which had to eliminate in order to improve the fertility of the soil. Continue reading

Nature in architecture

Architecture with birth carries the idea of domination over the native environment. The first extant building type of the stone age, which counts the time history of architecture, — menhirs, upright block of stone. She proudly declares itself in the surrounding landscape, underlined by contrasting the horizontal of the earth its aspiration to the sky. This may sound naive, but from here, from the menhir, has direct access to the Russian bell towers, Gothic cathedrals and the skyscrapers of Manhattan.

Starting with the archaic pore architecture has always sought to master the landscape, occupy a most favorable position to become dominant. Castle, Church, manor invariably find their place on an elevated point of relief, as if mastering a natural situation and spreading around the specific field of his architectural influence. Little has changed the merits of this approach. One of the founders of modern architecture — Le Corbusier said, commenting on his plan: architecture spreads its waves in the surrounding natural landscape like a sounding bell. Continue reading

Notre-Dame de Reims
The Gothic style emerged in the architecture of France in the XII century, and today the country has preserved so many monuments of this style, awesome and unique: each is…

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In the sea of Galilee found a mysterious construction
A giant stone structure discovered at the bottom of the sea of Galilee in Israel (the sea of Galilee and lake Kinneret). The mysterious object is of conical form, is…

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Unusual houses of the world
In the modern world is not too difficult to go somewhere on vacation. The problem is a question of where to go? All of course different ideas about the rest.…

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