Gothic in medieval Western Europe
The origin of the term "Gothic" The word comes from Italian. "unusual, barbaric, the barbarians" (the historical Goths, this style has nothing to do), and was initially used as a…

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The largest underground city in the world.
Area with a landscape similar to the moon, where is found the largest underground city in Turkey is located in the valley of Goreme in Cappadocia. Cappadocia is known for…

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Build in Romanesque style

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 Romanesque style was considered fashionable colors-white, green,red, brown. The time of the Romanesque style – with 950 years to 1250 years. For Romanesque style is characterized by a rectangular-shaped (arched in stone houses) Windows and same shape wooden door, with heavy bolts, locks and hinges, repeating floral or geometric pattern.

The period of the Gothic style – from 1250 to 1520. The most fashionable colors are red, blue and yellow. For the Gothic style is characterized by elongated Windows, if decorative, the round shape, the colored stained-glass Windows; oak doors and doorways in the form of arches.

Replaced the Gothic style came the Renaissance. It was a sharp change of one style of architecture to another, it is not similar. For the Renaissance was considered to be fashionable colors brown, purple, yellow, and blue. The window is rectangular, framed by a heavy cornice, often by two or even three Windows together. Doors too heavy cornices. In the Renaissance style applied pattern of leaves, painted ceiling and walls.

Plague Fort: the most mysterious construction of the Kronstadt
Not far from Kronstadt of water rise from the silent walls of the Fort "Emperor Alexander I" or "Plague". The history of abandoned structures, in which a hundred years ago…

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Mysteries of the South Ural "Stonehenge"
Mysterious stone structures scattered across the Chelyabinsk region. They are hidden in forests and swamps, erected on mountain tops... All of them are cult objects. Perhaps ancient burial places. One…

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