Gothic subculture
A brief introduction to the history of Gothic art as Subculture-a subculture, but the story need to know :p Gothic style, art style, which appeared to be the final stage…

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Why built the Great wall of China?
Why built the Great wall of China? Semeiko was Vladimir, chief of staff of the FSA, honorary doctorate Brussels University, 07.11.2006 Says the President of the Academy of fundamental Sciences…

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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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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 built in Bhutan. Until 1955 Punakha was the capital of Bhutan, then the capital was moved to Thimphu. Now Punakha is the administrative centre of one of the 20 districts of Bhutan.

Myths and facts

The Dzong is situated at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level in a valley where two main rivers of Bhutan, the Pho Chu and Mo Chu. Punakha is built on a hilly promontory. The rock rises above the river to a height of 10-storey building and stretched a length of 300 meters. The building looks like a big ship.

To the monastery are two of a number of steep steps. On both sides of the huge gate, studded with steel rivets, are little tunnels pierced in the wall of the colon. Above them are seen the narrow holes through which the monitored surroundings. Nestled in a mountain valley, cut off from all sides by winter snows and summer floods, Punakha looks absolutely impregnable. For all history of existence of this jonga no one could win. The Bhutanese, having sat behind the walls of this citadel, was challenged throughout Tibet and other invaders.

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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

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Motherland
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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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