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French Gothic stained glass

The theme was “French Gothic stained glass.”

The object of our study – the stained glass Windows of French Gothic cathedrals.

The subject is technological and artistic peculiarities of creating stained glass during the Middle ages

The ultimate goal of this work is to determine the characteristics and the evolution of French stained glass from the beginnings to the late Gothic.

To achieve it, we must solve the following tasks:

– to analyze the technological features of manufacture of stained glass.

– to identify the main artistic techniques of French stained glass art on the example of the most famous monuments

– to trace the evolution of stained glass in medieval France

The structure of the work corresponds to the task and consists of three chapters. In the first Chapter – “the Role of stained glass in the Gothic concept 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 the information in them is often distorted beyond recognition – they’re based on real facts.

By a happy coincidence, we can even specify the exact date of the beginning of the study “underground” theme of Mariupol. It happened September 1, 1928, when the employee of Museum of local lore Peter Mitrofanovich of Pinevich were called to the corner of Karl Marx and a Small Garden. Working, cleared a ditch for a water pipe, found some mysterious underground passage. Inspecting and questioning the local old people the situation is not clarified. I note that Pinevich was not able to deal with this underground structure. Concluding his report he makes the assumption that the course could be dug by the Cossacks or the Turks .

Described by Pinevich the course really stands out among other well-known dungeons in the city. We will consider in the third part of this article.

Of particular surge of interest in Mariupol dungeons observed in recent years. Recent publications the most informative article should be called N. Skrypnyk “Catacombs near Mariupol. Do they exist?” The author has led quite a lot of evidence about the tunnels. Taken together, these facts convince us of the reality of the existence of such phenomenon. Continue reading

The most ugly building in the world

The most ugly building in the world

Various global editions are the ratings of architectural structures.

So, daily British newspaper the daily Telegraph . founded in 1855, was an interesting ranking of the most ugly buildings in the world . we offer to meet.

The Torre Velasca, Milan

The prototype of this structure, built in 1950-ies, were the towers of medieval fortresses located on the territory of modern Lombardy. On the first floor of a 100-meter building houses offices and shops, the upper volume of the apartment:

Tower “Orbit”, London

Tower “Orbit” in height, 120 meters from the Olympic village, which has become a symbol of London just like the Eiffel tower in Paris. To serve the facility would “stand” for the observation deck. Before this “plates” visitors will be able to access either by lift or a spiral staircase:

The Verizon building, new York

A 32-storey administrative building of “Verizon building” on pearl street, or Pearl street — one of the oldest streets of Lower Manhattan in new York. Owned by the largest U.S. and worldwide an American telecommunications company. Built in 1975:

The office of the construction company Aldar, Abu Dhabi

The headquarters company for the construction of real estate Aldar in Abu Dhabi. The world’s first circular skyscraper, which opened in 2010:

Building a basket (The Basket Building), Ohio, USA

One of the most Continue reading

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