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Five most mysterious places on the planet

Our earth is full of unique, interesting and mysterious places. All these places have been studied by historians, scientists and archaeologists, but some of them are so ancient, obscure and incomplete, which to this day nobody knows why they were built and for what purposes they served. Now we want to tell you about the most mysterious places of our planet.

The first completely unsolved and mysterious place is the Great Sphinx at Giza. Incredibly, the pyramid was carved from a single monolithic part of the rock. At length the monument is two hundred and forty pounds, and in width twenty pounds, and in height sixty-six pounds. The Sphinx is the largest facility of its kind in the world. Historians believe that the monument served a symbolic function, as there are dozens of tombs, temples and pyramids. In Giza the Great Sphinx stands near the pyramids of Pharaoh Harry and many archaeologists believe that it is his face depicted in this statue. Continue reading

Famous Gothic buildings

Gothic-city. 5 the most famous Gothic buildings in St. Petersburg

Coral-colored facade decorated with delicate white ornaments, with a notched parapet and pinnacles, and domes of churches topped with small spires, on each of which V“ a graceful cross. In one of the reels was a big bell weighing about 100 kg, the remaining seven small bells reinforced in another Chapter.The Iconostasis was built based on a sketch Felten, it was decorated with old Italian icon.

The Church was closed on 1 June 1919, Chesme Church was on the site of the first forced labor camp in Soviet Russia. In 1924, the bell tower and the bells were removed and sent to be melted down. Some time instead of a cross on the dome were installed sculptures of anvils, pincers and hammer. Continue reading

Castles of the world

The ancient castles of the world more than any other buildings evoke images of medieval knights, long bloody sieges, the Shine of Royal life. What it’s like to live behind the thick stone walls, warming near the giant fireplace in high tower?

Each lock – from romantic Mont Saint-Michel in France to look like the fabulous scenery of Leeds in England has its own history. In the middle ages they served several purposes – a symbol of the power of the king or nobleman’s house for their kind and provided refuge during enemy attacks. The earliest medieval castles were made of wood, often stood on a hill with a moat around it. After IX century wooden structures were replaced by stone fortresses. Many of these fine examples of defensive structures are well preserved to our days, as Chair castles in Ireland, Carrickfergus in England, Edinburgh in Scotland. Continue reading

The Gothic Cathedral

It is difficult to find the right words to describe impressions from the Gothic Cathedral. They are high and reach for the sky endless arrows of towers and turrets, visperhof, finials, pointed arches. But more striking is not how much height. how much wealth aspects. opening, when you circle around the Cathedral.

Gothic cathedrals are not only high, but also very long: for example Chartres has a length of 130 meters and the length of the transept is 64 meters, and to work around around it is required to pass at least half a kilometer. And with each point the Cathedral looks new. Unlike the Romanesque Church with its clear, easily observable forms. the Gothic Cathedral is vast, often asymmetrical and even heterogeneous in its parts: each of its facades with their individual portal. Walls are not felt, they would not have. Arches, galleries, towers, some sites with arcades, huge Windows, on and on – infinitely complex, delicate open forms.

And all this space is inhabited – the Cathedral both inside and outside is inhabited by a mass of sculptures ( in the Chartres Cathedral about ten thousand sculptures). They occupy not only the portals and galleries, but they can also be found on the roof, the eaves, under the arches of the chapels, spiral staircases, occur in the gutter, on consoles. Continue reading

Otherworldly realms

The digger – passion for research of underground roads, passages and tunnels in the 60-ies of the last century became popular in many Western countries. In the 1980s it was captured and Soviet youth, having received serious development in Moscow and Leningrad. With the advent of the new century, the digger and got to the Urals, the city which keeps a lot of underground secrets.

The greatest interest among Siberian diggers in the last decade causes the Tomsk – one of the oldest Siberian cities, founded in 1604 by decree of Tsar Boris Godunov. Much of this interest has contributed to the legend of Gustine, or Franche-Zion – the ancient city once located on the site of modern Tomsk. Preserved information about that in the XVII century the first Russian settlers made unsuccessful attempts to find a mythical city. Continue reading

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