In the XII century in France has arisen a new style of art. In France in the XIII century it reached maturity and then spread throughout most of Europe and dominated until the end of the middle Ages. Contemporaries referred to him as “the French style”, and the descendants became known as the Gothic (from the name of grunneger-Mansky tribe is ready).
The last judgment. The relief gate of the Church in Conques. XII in
Monster. A capital of the Cathedral in Canterbury. England
Margrave Ekkehard and his wife Uta. The Cathedral in Naumburg. The XIII century.
Largely Gothic Cathedral was similar to the Romanesque towers on the Western facade; portals, richly decorated with sculpture; the nave leading to the altar; the cross of the transept. It is natural: the Gothic style had not changed the destination of the Cathedral, which remains a place of prayer and worship. Continue reading
A mandatory attribute of the Christmas and new year celebrations — a street sculpture and light installations, and “snow-free” countries here have to work twice as hard, as simple combination of the “snow pit” and the gallery of lights, as well as blue spruces itself is working on a fabulous winter atmosphere. But how to improvise the anticipation of Christmas miracle and cheer up the inhabitants of Singapore, Acapulco or Rio de Janeiro, where the swimming season is in full swing? However, climatic metamorphoses this year did not pass the warm hospitality and the South of Europe and even new York, where on the eve of the holiday was 21 degrees Celsius!
Christmas installation of the casino in Monte Carlo
Millions of lights
The first appointment is a tremendous figure the installation out of thousands of millions of lights. This year, the Central street of Singapore Orchard Road shone luxurious Drapes of white and blue LED beads that covered the facades of the buildings and shopping malls, interactive and the main decoration was a giant fir tree in the shape of a cone, which can be admired both outside and inside. Continue reading
The land of our country is dotted with temples: red and white tower emerges from the variegated panoramas of small villages and large cities, attract the attention of travelers, delight the hearts of its inhabitants. On Sunday morning the service of the churches of their parishes with many people. Travelers, tourists, art lovers, the temples attracted mostly not by the service, and grandiose, majestic, reminiscent of historical times architecture.
The magnificent buildings reflect the history and changing eras
Lithuanian churches is a living book of history of Lithuania. The history of their construction, architecture, stored them in works of art reminiscent of old times reflect the change of the ages, tell the story of people who lived in the province. Temples are often built and used as defensive fortifications. Many of them suffered great damage, and were looted during the various wars.
The first churches in Lithuania was made before the introduction of Christianity – they were built alien merchants and artisans. After the baptism of Lithuania in 1387, the number was growing steadily. In the middle of the XX century in Lithuania there were 885 Catholic churches and chapels. Continue reading