A trip to the Dolmens arranged on a special bus, which departs from the territory of the sanatorium “South”. In the program travel trance meditation with special tambourine and ritual “Execution of desires”.
The dolmens. Along with the idols of Easter island and the pyramids of Egypt, they remain the most enigmatic mysteries of mankind.
What made the inhabitants of the coastal countries: the British Isles, the Far East, Thrace, Iberian Peninsula, North Africa and Palestine five thousand years ago, at the time, not saying a word start to build mysterious constructions, resembling huge beehives?
The dolmen (from Breton — stone table) consists of multi-ton stone slabs, which are so neatly fitted to each other, which sometimes makes it feel like a single monolith. on the front wall is a small round hole, which was closed with a heavy stone stopper. on the plate — rows of notches, resembling runes.
Here nature lives its special life, and every tree, lake, every mountain rivers, which merge in noisy waterfalls, has its own spirit, its own life, its own mystery.
Who could lift and lay so exactly three-ton slab, correct geometry, for which the dolmens were created is unknown. All found near the dolmens items: weapons, ritual figures — belong to a later Continue reading
Goredel, and unless there are today representatives of the Gothic culture with whom you can talk
And why the Gothic is darkness? Then how is it an integral part of Windows? Why are they trying to revive Gothic stone roses?
If we talk about colours, “the dark dark ages” – it’s not quite the case, not only the “revivalists”, but many modern scholars of the middle ages in a hurry to use the epithet “dark ages”, and it is these the century is the cradle of Christian culture, the one that to this day nourishes our civilization.
By the way, the people of that time loved the bright joyful colors, is enough
to see miniatures of the XII – XIV centuries, or to remember the meaning of the colors of the time. And the arms, banners? Bright boards and supervision was much more than the black one. Continue reading
Features of the Gothic style in architecture
The Romanesque architecture of feudalism was the development of the higher life demands of society. It is the awareness of Europeans of knightly virtues, and the need for more luxurious surroundings that has become the basis of the Gothic style in art, was finally adopted in the XIII century.
This mysterious and somewhat gloomy style was a logical conclusion to art of the middle ages, widely spread in Western Europe, and only partially referring to its Eastern outskirts. Temples and cathedrals were a major architectural embodiment of Gothic. These buildings belongs the Milan Cathedral, whose construction was started in 1386.
The unprecedented height of the Gothic churches was achieved using timber frame construction system. And extensive interiors were decorated with huge Windows, stunning multicolored skillfully made stained-glass Windows.
The main elements of Gothic architecture are:
arches – ribs;
the flying buttresses – open semi arch;
the pillars that serve as pillars for Lancet arches.
Other design features include the vertical projections of the buttresses, cross vaults, carved pediments – winery, pointed openwork towers – pinnacles, Lancet Windows and portals. The facades were decorated with complex Continue reading