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Famous unfinished buildings

Sometimes construction projects can be time-consuming to complete. Naturally, we are talking about a huge complex jobs that require a lot of skills invested assets. Run them sometimes delayed, just as the process of construction, which may take centuries. In this list is followed by ten world-famous structures, the construction of which was started a long time ago, but they still remain unfinished due to some reasons.

Atomic power plant marble hill

Most of the elements in this list, despite the fact that they are not completed, are still in use for different purposes. But some of them are nothing more than useless colossal failures. Marble hill falls into this latter category. This nuclear plant in Indiana was started in 1977, and for about 7 years had fully completed.

Then in 1984, after investing $2.5 billion it turned out that she only finished half. The company that started the project, realized that just can’t afford to continue to build on. They ended up being sold a piece of equipment to return a few million of lost expenditure. The plant is located in a semi-finished state since then, and the company, which owns Continue reading

Gothic style in architecture

Gothic style in architecture

Replaced the Romanesque style in Western Europe came the Gothic style in architecture and dominated in these areas from the 13th to the 15th century. The ancient Romans were called Goths, the barbarian tribes, which invaded the state from the North. In the end I got the derisive term “barbarian architecture” Gothic, though in fact Gothic as the architectural style is striking and admired the modern and discerning audience.

For a long time people called Gothic all the elements of the art of the middle ages. Only in the late fourteenth century it was fully recognized the original art style. Roman the period covering the early middle ages, gradually gave way to Gothic, combining gilding, bright color, shining stained-glass Windows, Symphony of light transfusion, and the expression of its characteristic spires on the tops of buildings.

The inspiration of the masters of the Gothic style in architecture were the Christian worldview, Roman architecture, traditions of ancient culture, portrait miniatures, writing Latin and Romano-Celtic art crafts. A positive impact on the rapid development of style has had a rapid increase of European trade and the increase in the number of cities.

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What to see in Prague

What to see in Prague. The old town square, Charles bridge, Prague Castle.

The Czech capital of Prague is in Central Europe, and is, like, the border between East and West. No wonder “Praha” means “threshold”. The rich history of the city affected the abundance of attractions. Today we tell only about the most significant places of Old Prague, which can be easily explored on foot; the shoes are comfortable not sure.

The old town square in Prague

Old Prague called Old town. And the center of Stare mesto is the old town square. In ΧΙΙΙ century here was located the Old market. The area is interesting not only in itself, but the fact that it is a concentrated mass of attractions. Initial inspection will take at least a few hours.

On the square is the old town hall. After the reconstruction after the Second World War it looks like two buildings connected together. The town hall tower which has a height of about 70 meters, opened to the public. It offers wonderful views of the city. The tower has an astronomical clock – Prague Orloj, which in itself is a wonderful attraction. Watches are not just watches, but a planetarium. Watches consist of many parts, main of which are:

astronomical disks, showing the position of the Sun and moon moving every hour the figures of the apostles and other characters of the dial with medallions, meaning months

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Gothic cathedrals of France
Gothic cathedrals of France   B) the Cathedral in Angers. C) Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. G) Cathedral in Amanjena. D) the Cathedral at Reims. E) Cathedral in Laon. Conclusion.…

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Architecture of ancient civilizations of America
The Architecture Of Mexico On the territory of the Mexican plateau (average altitude of 2300 m above sea level) on change each other come different cultures until it became the…

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Gothic Belarus
Gothic Belarus Youth Association "Hystorika" organized sightseeing trip "Gothic churches in Belarus", in which I had the opportunity to participate. Departure from Minsk was appointed on July 2, at 7:45…

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