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
Architecture – also the annals of the world: she says when you have kept silent and songs, and stories” (Nikolai Gogol).
The first buildings emerged in the Neolithic period when man had to live somewhere, and he built a primitive shelter out of scrap materials.
The architecture can be divided into two parts: architecture as an independent art and architecture. Architecture originated in Greece in the fifth century BC, and the architectural art in Mesopotamia and Egypt.
To the great styles of architecture include the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance (the Renaissance), Baroque, Rococo, classicism and Empire. Change mixed architectural styles: the simple style is replaced by complex, we replaced sophisticated style comes easier.
The transition from simple Roman style to the Gothic complex was carried out over a hundred years. It was a slow, smooth change of styles that began in the mid-twelfth century and ended in the middle of the XIII. The Romanesque style was more creative than Gothic. During the 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
Oblong stones set vertically. From here 2935 pieces. They stretched in 12 rows with a length of four kilometers. Some of them remained undeciphered until now inscriptions. These megaliths by archeologists to the bronze age.
Heading further North towards the city Orah, you can find another example of the megalithic structures — the dolmen of the mané-Kerioned long covered gallery. Turning to the East, and passing the ruins of an ancient Abbey, an inquisitive seeker will encounter
the way a number of amazing monuments: the dolmen de Rodessa, huge and lonely menhir Old mill, the weight of which, according to calculations, exceeds 200 tonnes, and closer to the town of Plouharnel — the whole field of ring-shaped menhirs and cromlechs. The largest of these is the cromlech of Menec consists of 70 menhirs, a dolmen of others, and has a diameter of almost 100 meters.
Megaliths can be found not only in Europe, Asia and Africa, but also in the New World, in the Crimea and the Caucasus. But most of them remained in the North-West of France and in the French Brittany and also in England. You have to think, not accidental that the words “dolmen” and “cromlech” was based on the Breton spoken language. Because “the Dole” in Breton means “table”, “chrome” — “circle”, and the words “men” and “Lech” and “stones”. Continue reading
Much of what we believe the product of modern science, was known to mankind even in ancient times, but subsequently, for whatever reasons, forgotten. Moreover, as the science of the different human cultures developed very different way than ours, in the surviving monuments can be hidden knowledge, not yet known to us.
Today we know that the pharaohs were put in pyramids science, origin and methods which we do not know. We find there the number “PI”, the exact calculation of the duration of the solar year, the radius and the weight of Earth, distance from the earth to the Sun, astronomical law of the precession of the equinoxes, the magnitude of the degree of longitude, the actual direction to the North and probably many other, not yet deciphered data.
The debate is about tenths, however, the building of pyramids shows the technique that remain completely incomprehensible to us. This is an artificial mountain weighs 6.5 million tons. Blocks up to 12 tons weight of each fitting to each other with polumillimetrovy accuracy. Most often there the most flat idea: Pharaoh had an enormous number of slaves. It remains to explain the manner in which was solved the problem of placement of these huge crowds? Continue reading