“Sculpture of the Romanesque style” – Why? DONJON – the main tower of the castle, home of the feudal Lord. Robert. Diagram of a medieval castle – city. Capstone. The Basilisk, who kills with a glance, symbolizes death. The most important sign of Romanesque sculpture – conditional. Romanesque sculpture has opened new sides of reality – the images of the monstrous and ugly.
“Architecture” – Checking of mastering of a material. The Architecture Of Ancient Greece. The Church Of Notre-Dame The Grand. France (1211-1330 gg). The Cathedral in Milan (1836-1856.). Castles in Romanesque style. Classicism. France. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Saint-Petersburg. (1712-1733 years). Westminster Abbey in London (1245-1745 gg). The Art Of Ancient Egypt.
“Gothic architecture” – a Tower with a spire above the crossing, increase the height of the Cathedral up to 108,5 meters, was built in 1765-1769, and the facade was finished in the XIX century. Milan Cathedral — the largest establishment of Gothic architecture in Italy. Gothic architecture. The Gothic Cathedral is always perceived as a living being, in the eternal growth that fast, it is barely noticeable. Continue reading
The harsh and inhospitable terrain seems plain of Salisbury in southern England. Icy chilly winds blow here all year round. Viewing a blog about travel. found an interesting photo of stone mounds in England. In the Neolithic period, about five thousand years ago, there survived in the harsh conditions the people about whom we know very little. Bronze age people and their descendants left behind something special. It strikes the imagination of mankind even today. Mounds stone rings and megalithic culture produce an indescribable impression.
Stonehenge is one of famous monuments of this culture. This is a special temple of eternity. If you look at the temple from the height of bird’s flight, he will reveal the secret of their structure. Blocks of stone built in the shape of a variety of rings and horseshoes. They are arranged around a Central point. The stone giants are the rampart and a deep ditch. Archaeologists were able to solve the who, when and how built the Stonehenge. Why was this temple built? To this question the answer is still not found. Continue reading
Castle and forest
In 1729, the last inhabitants left the castle, and it has never lived. The surrounding people noticed it and began to slowly disassemble the walls and buildings, using stones for the construction of their homes and farm structures.
We decided to go to one of the most sacred and the most mysterious places of Latvia, on the way stopped in the town of Dobele is to inspect it and what is left of the ancient castle there. The route is a pleasant, interesting, exactly on the day. First on the itinerary was a castle.
Once in our limits came the sword-crusaders, they just did what they built fortresses and fortified castles. Historians all built counted and found that in the period from 1185 to 1562 in the year in the territory of Latvia was erected about 150 castles. About because the exact number impossible to establish, because a lot of built was completely destroyed, as a building material disappeared up to the last stone. And some of the locks, being of wood, burned down to the present day have not reached at all. Continue reading