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GOTHIC ART

A new word in the art of the Western middle ages was spoken in France in the mid-twelfth century. Contemporaries called innovation “the French style”, the descendants began to be called Gothic. During the ascent and heyday of the Gothic — the second half of the XII and XIII century — coincided with the period when feudal society reached its climax in its development. A qualitatively new social phenomenon was the growth and prosperity of the cities. In its economic, class and political life they were the offspring of feudal environment, but acted against her as a revolutionary factor. The center of crafts and exchange, the city needed professional training and expertise of the members of the workshops and guilds; the development of crafts pay attention to the study of the phenomena and properties of the real world. For the prosperity of the city needed regular trading Affairs, internal market, safe roads. During the struggle of the towns against their feudal lords, which reached the top in the XII century, appeared the highest forms of city government — the city-commune and town-Rei the audience. The maturity of feudalism

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Secrets of the mountain Pidan

Secrets of the mountain Pidan

In every corner of Russia has its unique place, steeped in mysteries and legends. In Primorsky Krai there are several such places, one of them is mount Pidan. Unlike many others, the mountain Pidan, in addition to the legends, contains indisputable evidence of presence of an ancient civilization with a rich culture. The issue is devoted to this website .

Pidan mountain got its name in ancient times. According to the legend, so it was named the priests of the Bohai state, but it is possible that the mountain got its name long before bobicev. The current name of Pedana that we can see on maps – town of Livadia, but the mountain still call Pidana and in people and in travel agencies, arranging regular trips there.

Location

To get to Pedana on the train from Vladivostok to the village of Lukyanovka in 2.5 hours, which is 74 km From the station to the foot of the mountain on average 4.0 to 4.5 hours on foot, from the foot to the top 2.0 – 2.5 hours. But half way to the foot can be overcome in a jeep, and even better on the truck, which in high season make multiple routes per day. The height of Pedana – 1333 m wondering does it mean anything?!

The coordinates of the mountain – 04,258 43 North Latitude and 132 41,621 East longitude.The summit offers good views of the Livadiysky range, and in good weather Continue reading

Mariupol Underground
Occam's razor in action To my utter surprise, it turned out that the rumors about the dungeon (or rather most of them) has arisen not on an empty place. Although…

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The Royal portal of the Cathedral Shatskogo
The Royal portal of the Cathedral Shatskogo The beginning of Gothic style in French art is considered the choir and the Western facade of the Church of the monastery of…

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Barcelona Cathedral
Barcelona Cathedral Barcelona Cathedral is one of the most beautiful and traditional buildings of Barcelona, designed in the Gothic style with elements of Catalan culture. The Cathedral in Barcelona is…

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