A network underground tunnels under Europe
An extensive network of ancient underground tunnels discovered under Europe The ancient underground tunnels under Europe Once, a few years ago when I just started the idea to create this…

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The most unusual structure
The unusual architecture of the houses — that is, a departure from generally accepted standards or creative expression of their designers seeking to differentiate their creations from the gray mass…

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The most mysterious place in St. Petersburg

The most mysterious place in St. Petersburg.

This Sunday I visited one of the most mysterious places in St. Petersburg.

This place is widely known.

But I have in the last few years have not encountered a single eyewitness who had been there.

This place is easily accessible and a narrow circle of people often goes there (it’s not the top of the Alexander column, which everyone knows, but no one there was.

But at this point almost no one has gone before.

In any case, almost certainly, none of the readers there this year was not.

Try to guess.

Try at least approximately to guess what this place is.

It is a mysterious and rare place – the state academic Capella of St. Petersburg.

Yesterday there was a concert dedicated to the Day of the Lyceum.

October 19 – opening day, the birthday of the Lyceum.

Performed works on poems by Pushkin.

I wouldn’t got to a concert (vanity, you know), but promised that it would be a very good guide that guides the courtyards and inner rooms of the Chapel.

And I’ve always wanted to walk through the Chapel and something extra to know about their yards.

The chapel for me is a place where I think of my student youth.

I remember how after the show I ran through the yards on the subway to Continue reading

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris

The history of the Cathedral

The term “Gothic” (from the name of the Germanic tribe is ready) emerged in the Renaissance. Gothic called any art which did not conform to classical antiquity forms. In art history it is customary to distinguish early, Mature (high) and late(“flamboyant”) Gothic.

Among the cathedrals of early Gothic architecture the most majestic and, of course, the famous Notre Dame de Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral). The construction of the Cathedral on île de La Cité was begun in the XII century on the initiative of the Paris Bishop Maurice de Sully. and lasted nearly 170 years. The first stone was laid by the king Louis VII in 1163 G.

During this period the Romanesque style gradually gave way to Gothic. It is the synthesis of two architectural styles, the Notre-Dame de Paris owes its unique appearance. This is not a squat Romanesque Church, but not yet soaring Gothic Church.

But still new style prevails: in the contours of the Cathedral reign of vertical and pointed forms. Thanks to tapering upwards wall niches and narrow Windows with tracery columns, Cathedral “flows”. A flat surface is minimized, as if the building consists of a game of volumes, the contrasts of light and shade. Especially plastic nature of the architecture of Notre Dame expressive in Eastern Continue reading

Megaliths

Megaliths

Interaction energies ” Theory and hypothesis

The history of science strongly suggests that often progress in any field is achieved by employing an entirely different science. A more thorough study of megalithic structures is also revealed unexpected results.

Earlier historians without a doubt attributed solely to the megalithic cult structures: either to places of worship or to the rudiments of ancient observatories. The reason for such CategoryName opinion was the observation by some astronomers have studied, for example, Stonehenge. And then, initially, the hypothesis N. Lokera about what Stonehenge was used for astronomical observations was interpreted by the archaeologists very hostile. Because such findings did not fit into the stereotypes — which could be “astronomical observations” of people who had no written language and lachiusa miserable existence.

Indeed, the artefacts in the burial ground found by archeologists near the British megaliths, to put it mildly, not dazzling. Primitive digging antler, stone mallets, crudely fashioned pots of burnt clay indicate that their owners are all these “windmillhill”, “binary” and other tribes (the names they came up with archaeologists themselves), who lived in the British Isles in the era of construction of Stonehenge, were engaged in hunting, fishing and gathering. What a Grand Continue reading

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The ancient monastery of Punakha Dzong
The ancient monastery of Punakha Dzong The Punakha Dzong was known in ancient times as "the Palace of great happiness". Punakha was built in 1637. This is the second Dzong…

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Megalithic constructions of the Urals
Megalithic constructions of the Urals. Megalithic structures are one of the most impressive archaeological sites. Their various types are known in the Mediterranean, in parts of Northern Europe and on…

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