To the rear of the junction she bent down. But then there is not a decorative treatment and targeted production of different size of stone for buildings. In the Macho Piccho in the mountains, also traces of stone extraction for construction. What tool/tools this was done will probably remain a mystery. From the analysis of the surveyed structures could be accurately determined that their builders could with equal ease to process stone of any kind in any spatial directions. For the ancients it was so easy and relaxed that is simply breathtaking and even imagination can not paint a picture of such works. Such are incredibly difficult to reproduce in the present. Ancient just cut out of rock blocks of the form that they desired and they were immediately used. The drilling installation – they can be used when making various holes, ubiquitous in all ancient complexes.
He could explain the perfectly smooth internal surface units in areas of the joint. However, what these settings could be hard to say. Its use could explain the treatment plots of whole rocks and mining rocks. Such processing methods can also be seen in the structural elements that seem to be poured concrete but are actually monolithic fragments of ancient buildings. Continue reading
Another type of masonry, which attracted our attention in Cusco, has left a very ambiguous impression. This clutch of relatively small (although sometimes reach hundreds of kilograms) of mainly rectangular blocks of granite or basalt, laid without any mortar.
On the one hand, this style of masonry radically different from the megalithic polygonal. In addition, some of the houses where there are areas of walls with similar walls date back to the period already already after the Spanish conquest. On the other hand, there are a number of reasons, which makes you wonder about the possibility of creating of the masonry is not Spanish, and not even by the Incas, and a very different civilization.
First, the Spaniards, in full compliance with the building traditions and skills of the Old world – widely used solution. Laying stone blocks on each other without mortar for them it was unusual and even strangers. Continue reading
The Gothic Cathedral contains in itself the whole world of the medieval city, is an encyclopedia. The Gothic temperamental and dramatic, and stressful life of the medieval city. The birthplace of Gothic architecture was France, a little later it spread into Germany (Cologne Cathedral, “brick Gothic”), England (Westminster Abbey in London), Czech Republic (St. Vitus Cathedral) and other countries of the Catholic world.
The most famous cathedrals in France dedicated to our lady: Notre Dame u Amiens, Chartres, Rouen and, of course, in Reims and Paris. It’s “a huge stone Symphony” (V. Hugo) with complex sculptural decoration, where each element of the architecture “humanized”, is inhabited by various living creatures, and the Gothic statue is a striking expression of inspired ecstasy, which transforms, ennobles emaciated bodies. After all, in the Gothic art expressed itself, the third estate, with its dreams and suffering, despair and hope.
In the temple synthesis of arts, in the creation of the image of God the world trailing dot put music. Continue reading