Some of the most mysterious and little known places of our world
This publication is for those who love the unknown, adventure and everything connected with them. Before you ten most mysterious and unexplored places on our planet. Indeed, despite the development…

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The most mysterious and unexplained
Science is known to be powerful, but it cannot explain everything that happens in the world. The proof of this could be the rating of the most mysterious phenomena of…

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Artistic image of Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals

The main force of the thrust ribbed vaults has been handed down the skilful builders of Gothic cathedrals outside of space and Church halls are not passed directly to the inner columns or thickened wall (as in Romanesque churches), and with the extension of the retaining arches (flying buttresses) were transferred to huge abutments — piers laid for this purpose from the outside of the side walls of the temple. These auxiliary, Alla Romana is massive and bulky parts of the structure of a Gothic Cathedral and made for the medieval builders possible to replace the thick pillars of the Romanesque churches of the thin columns and create such a light, rapidly rising up the composition of the internal space.

The relief of the supports does not mean, however, that in the Gothic “destroyed” stone material. On the contrary, the stone is extremely acute in Gothic architecture, both inside and outside. Just removed the excess stone in the interior, as in the fully elaborated marble statue depicting a muscular body. The removal of redundant material, leading to cut-out the profile Gothic pillars and ribs, bare their mechanical properties, such as stiffness, elasticity, lightness, and brings art to limit the severity of their functional role in the constructive framework of the building. Supports, ribs, etc. become in some huge Continue reading

The legendary city of legends: KRAKOW

The first Polish city I visited was Warsaw, and Krakow became the second.

Krakow and Warsaw – how much they have in common. Two capitals – one former, the other current. Two of the Royal city, and in one and in another there is a Royal road, the castle, the old town and the Barbican. Both are situated on the Vistula. Unites them this? No, on the contrary! Residents of Krakow and Warsaw do not like each other. But that does not stop us to fall in love with Krakow and Warsaw with equal force!

Krakow is an ancient city, the first mention of him dates from the year 965.

My mom wanted to visit Krakow, so it was here we got out in may 2003 on an excursion with the whole family. (Later, Sasha and I visited here for the second time – this time in the autumn, in November 2005, and stayed here in transit on the way from Prague to Kiev.) Continue reading

Neuschwanstein Castle

Near the town of Fussen in southwest Bavaria, not far from the Austrian border is the majestic Neuschwanstein castle. Almost every one of us, looking beautiful cliparts on the Internet, might have come across photos with this castle. Indeed, the castle in reality is not inferior to his graceful and graphic images. If hovering over impassable mountains, Neuschwanstein castle just fascinates from the first seconds of acquaintance. Renovated in 2009, the castle now looks even more majestically and gracefully.

A bit of history
Neuschwanstein castle was not built as a defensive structure. For Royal festivities, he also was not intended. Neuschwanstein is the result of a romantic fantasy of the monarch Ludwig II. It was he who in 1869 was instructed to lower 8 meters of the plateau cliffs to create a miracle of architecture — the medieval-style knight’s castle Neuschwanstein. Continue reading