Gothic cathedrals
Gothic, Gothic style arose and dominated the Western artistic culture immediately after romance. Gothic art originated in France around 1140 years and spread throughout Europe in the next century. The…

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Gothic architecture.
Architecture is the art of creating masterpieces, among which we live and which we admire every day. We pass by, not knowing how much effort, knowledge and talent invested in…

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Fortifications

Founded in the year 1044 by Prince Yaroslav . Novgorod Kremlin — the oldest surviving in Russia Kremlins.

The history of the first Novgorod fortress dates back to the mid XI century . It was located on a small hill between two ravines where is now the Cathedral of St. Sophia with the adjacent area. When the princes of Novgorod, Vladimir Yaroslavich and Mstislav Vladimirovich (XI-XII century), the Kremlin has expanded and reached today’s size. Since ancient times there has been massive ramparts, on which at the end of the XV century were built stone walls and towers on the Italian sample.

To walk round the Kremlin in just half an hour. The length of its walls is 1350 m . the thickness reaches four. Of the twelve nine towers have survived . Five (the number of all administrative districts of Novgorod the Great) of them were travel and was a small architectural ensembles: a tower, gate Church. Continue reading

The meaning of the word megalithic

Have associated with special megalithic masonry and anthropomorphic stone sculptures on coming to America the outlying Islands, the emergence of Maori-Polynesian dogs, the spread in Polynesia 26-chromosomal cultural American cotton and sweet potato, bottle gourd and several other American elements in the Polynesian flora, including freshwater reeds of totora on Easter island and chili peppers, which met in Polynesia European seafarers.

Go to the courtyard and wait in the middle, between the fountains, wait and take your time, look around carefully – you will see that we were able to create two hundred years ago, but Peppelman wasn’t even the star of the first magnitude, nobody considered him a sort of German Bernini, is just a talented architect with good taste, his disciples and followers were not worse – Kneffel, say, or Schwartz, who completed the bell tower of the Hofkirche, – now, I say, look closely, damn you, and compare it with the current megalithic misery that gromozda all these trusty, crazy and speedy! Continue reading