The classical expression of the Gothic style got in France — the Motherland of Gothic cathedrals. In the 12-14 centuries is the Association of French lands, the state is formed, laying the Foundation of national culture. The first monuments of French Gothic architecture originated in the province of Ile-de-France (Saint-Denis Abbot Suger), the heart of the Royal possessions. In these temples preserved some features of Romanesque architecture: the massive walls of smooth, sculpted sculpting models, the heaviness of the towers of the facade, the clarity of the compositions, calm horizontal divisions on four tiers, massive monumental simplicity of forms, the parsimony of the décor.
The greatest buildings of the early Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, founded in 1163, completed until the mid 13th century; the crown of chapels in the early 14th century Il. 81, 82), characterized, in spite of numerous completion, the integrity of the appearance.
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We continue to get acquainted with the most interesting temples. Today we will visit 7 of them, and if you’re lucky, and look inside.
Duomo di Milano ( Milan Cathedral )
In the heart of Milan there is a magnificent, Gothic-style Cathedral. Many pointed spires, sculptures and statues, columns and turrets — all white marble Milan Cathedral. From any excursions in Milan Russian. you will learn that the Cathedral was built over five centuries and is still the fourth largest Cathedral in the world. From the roof of the Cathedral offers spectacular views of the city. Inside the temple is worshipped by all the inhabitants, the Golden statue of Milan’s patron Saint, and above the altar is a nail that the legend was removed from the cross on which Jesus was crucified.
Jubilee Church ( Jubilee Church )
Jubilee Church or the Church of Merciful Father God was built in 1996-2003 by architect Richard Meier. Initially the Church was intended to revitalize the lives of residents, but, over time, it became a real social centre of Rome. Jubilee Church stands on a triangular site surrounded by high-rise apartment houses in which live about 30,000 people.
The Church of Paraportiani ( Church of Paraportiani )
The snow-white Church was built in the 15th – 17th centuries on ostrovityane, Greece. The temple consists of 5 churches, four of which are on the ground, and the fifth is based on them. Continue reading
Not far from Kronstadt of water rise from the silent walls of the Fort “Emperor Alexander I” or “Plague”. The history of abandoned structures, in which a hundred years ago there was a mysterious laboratory, is still stirring imagination of residents.
What is the Fort? The word Fort comes from the Latin fortis and the French fort, which means strong and sturdy, and the fortification is to strengthen and build defensive structures.
Fort “Emperor Alexander I” (“Plague”) is one of long-term defensive structures included in the system of defense of Kronstadt. Located on a small artificial island South of Kotlin island. From 1899 to 1917 has been used as a laboratory to study the plague.
Since 1923 strengthening again passed into the hands of the military, who created the warehouse mine-sweeping equipment. And by 1983, the Fort was abandoned. Continue reading