The Gothic quarter
Woven from the labyrinth of mysterious streets, talansky ancient mansions, churches and merchants ‘ houses, the Gothic quarter of Barcelona with its ancient enchanting beauty every day attracts crowds of tourists. This place, or Barri Gotic, as it is called, remembers the end of the Roman Empire. Then he was not the heart of the Catalan capital, and the settlement of Barcino.
The most famous building in the quarter, is Barcelona Cathedral. The building has also another international name is the Cathedral of the Holy cross and Saint Eulalia. The architecture of the Cathedral combines Gothic and Catalan elements. At first glance, the building, like its relatives in other countries, it seems heavy and imposing, but upon closer inspection, you notice the smooth curve and the elegance of the ornament. From the dome of the Cathedral offers a wonderful view, magically opening the city from a different perspective.
In addition to the role of the architectural monument and tourist object the Cathedral and performs its job. Contrary to erroneous opinion, it is the Church of Barcelona, which are of primary importance.
In the Gothic quarter is not less interesting places to visit. For example, the plaça Sant Jaume, the main square of the quarter, which has preserved its historical view of the times of the Middle ages. there are buildings Continue reading
Prehistoric miracle or how to begin the history of architecture
Tess d’Erbervill killed her seducer. She runs to Angel Clare. The clouds seemed to be hovering over his head, it was dark. In the dark, they nearly ran into some giant structure. Single colonies were completely alone, others were connected with stone slabs, and the majority was on the ground.
Thomas Hardy led the heroes of his famous novel to the ruins of Stonehenge – an ancient mysterious buildings, located not far from London.
Traveling letom 1882 in Brittany, Maupassant saw a field dotted with stones of Karnak. The stones seemed to be alive, “the giant, the tiny, square, oblong, flat, like skinny or big-bellied body. Among them are lost.” This is also a mysterious constructions of the Stone Age, only in France.
Megaliths (translated as “big rocks” or, more precisely, “the construction of large stones”) are scattered over a huge area of our planet, all over the world except Australia. They can be seen in England, France, Denmark, Spain, Greece, Asia Minor, Palestine, East and North Africa, India, Indonesia, Laos, Burma, China, Korea and Japan. They are found mainly in the coastal areas. They can be seen in the Caucasus, in Abkhazia. Once they have been widely distributed in the Kuban. They were erected in the time of the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age, in the III – II millennium BC, in some Continue reading
8 ancient places of Egypt which are must see
Once a huge and powerful civilization of Egypt has preserved many ancient, awe inspiring, and awe. The fact that all these sites, structures and buildings were constructed many centuries ago, but some incredibly fantastic way of using basic tools makes them even more striking. Did ancient Egyptians knew something I didn’t know even the modern architects with their latest inventions and techniques?
Let’s embark on a virtual journey through the most incredible and amazing places of Egypt, which survived for many centuries and to this day amaze and delight the eyes of locals and millions of tourists.
1. The Giza Necropolis
Pyramids are not only one of the most symbolic and recognizable places of Egypt and the last remaining on earth a Miracle of the Ancient World. Located not too far from the capital of Egypt, Cairo, the pyramids of Giza are one of the most visited attractions in the world, though there are only 3 of the 138 that exist across the country. But among them is one, the highest pyramid of Egypt, the great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu), also known as the Great Pyramid, 140 meters in height. It is anticipated that the construction of the pyramid of Cheops is not only the Continue reading