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Siege machines He roughly, but eloquently and very convincingly argued that a Gladiator cannot and will not conquer Capua and besiege it, since the city is well protected by strong…

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Motherland
Nits the Americans made "the Motherland" in the list of the most absurd buildings Before may 9 the American edition included the memorial "Motherland" in the list of the most…

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What dreams Castle

The ABCs of dream interpretation

The castle is a monumental structure symbolizes strength of character, reliable the seat of the soul.

The lack that we’re in a hurry — our last hope, salvation.

Sinister, a strange castle — the threat, the enemy camp.

Castle — symbolizes the inaccessibility to any area.

The American dream book

Keyhole — you are close to solving the problem, or in your life you should see the new direction, but not immediately. Return to the dream and imagine that you have a key for this door and you open it. This is very helpful in real life

Oriental dream book

If you’re in an old castle — so you will have enough money to lead the life you want.

An old abandoned castle — shows that in your heart still has a place for romance. However, try not to go too far, because nothing portends a happy marriage.

To dream that you’re leaving the castle — a warning about possible loss or robbery .

Italian dream book

The castle is a classic stereotype (ilen, parent simplifying, limiting, regulating effects) and represents a powerful adverse internal control or super-ego, preventing the free development and self-expression.

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Russian folk dream book

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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

The most famous towers of the world

The most famous towers of the world

There’s just so much interesting that so want to visit every corner of the Planet. However, to do this, unfortunately, is possible only to units. But to learn something new and interesting. For example, today we talk about the world’s largest constructions.

Talking about famous towers in the world, it is impossible not to remember the very first structure, which had gathered around his erection thousands of people. This, of course, talking about the tower of Babel. the presence of which is confirmed not only by religious legends, but also historical evidence. This tower was a multi-level complex, which ended with the temple of Marduk under his dome.

Very often construction projects of a political or technical importance towered without the ambitions or goals to achieve the level of cultural monuments. That’s what happened with the construction of the world famous Eiffel tower in Paris, which now collects near every day hundreds of tourists from all over the world. Initially it disgusted the French, who considered the erection of ugliness for the whole city. Well-known cultural figures of the time opposed its construction and sent lots of petitions, notes of protest to the city administration. However, the “iron lady” Continue reading

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Gothic roof in Russia
  We all know that Gothic with its stately beauty is an ornament of numerous narrow streets and spacious squares in almost all European cities. But as it turned out,…

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Pyramids in China
Pyramids in China Mysterious structures that are found in different parts of the world, the pyramids have attracted the attention of both scientists and ordinary people interested in history and…

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