Architecture of Ancient Egypt
The main vegetation for the construction of a palm tree, giving a tree of poor quality, and cane. So the main building material was stone.
Stone architecture of Ancient Egypt primarily served the needs of religion. Palaces, houses were built of light materials and short-lived. Stone was only erected temples of the gods and complexes of tombs, and they were built for ages. Naturally, these stone structures have survived, withstood the test of time. In Egypt begins the history of architecture. Still a great many tourists come to see the Egyptian pyramids. Not for nothing that they called one of the seven wonders of the world. Secrets of the Egyptian pyramids excite the imagination. Scientists still discover new amazing properties of pyramids .
For those beyond the present comprehension of long millennia of Ancient Egyptian history it is impossible to establish an accurate archaeological date can not be established, therefore, in the present state of our knowledge of the monuments of Egypt have to classify in the order of their contemporary dynasties. A basic understanding of ancient Egyptian architecture is based on the study structures the best preserved religious monuments.
The architecture of Ancient Egypt is usually divided into 5 periods:
Century gave way to centuries. Each new period brought Continue reading
The other day one of the oldest and most influential Newspapers in the world The Observer has published a modest overview of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the world authored by architecture critic edition of Rowan Moore (Rowan Moore).
The opinion of a famous expert, set out on the pages of The Observer, in turn, was committed for particular criticism on the Internet, making extravagant TOP Moore became one of the hits of the discussions in the English-speaking segment of the Network.
Skyscrapers and what you would call the most beautiful from an architectural point of view?
The Chrysler building, new York
According to British architectural critic, in principle, the TOP could easily be from skyscrapers in Manhattan. Although it would be too easy.
In this regard, in my TOP 10 Mr. Moore chose the same one of the main symbols of new York, and part-time “simply elegant building that combines notes of elegance and fantasy” – the Chrysler building.
By the way, today the famous skyscraper, built in 1930 and recognized over time, the highest architectural expression of the age 20-ies, no longer belongs to Continue reading
Spain. Attractions Of Marbella
With all the luxury and richness its old Marbella part magically retained the features of a typical Andalusian village. Walking through the narrow streets, one can find many witnesses of past life. Interesting in terms of architecture is the city hall on the Plaza de Los Naranjos, performing both the role of the city Museum, where a special value are the collections of unique artifacts from different eras. Nearby is the beautiful Gothic structure with elements nudehardcore style and attractive balcony (Renaissance). Once here lived the Royal Governor. No less interesting is the Church of Santa Maria de La Encarnacion of white stone Dating back to the 17th century, and millennial ruins of the Muslim castle, once majestic and monumental structure built in 10th century on the site of a fortification of Roman structures. Square Narajos you can admire the exquisite chapel of Ermita de Santiago (15th century), as well as to make a memorable photos in the background a man-made fountain of the Renaissance.
Avenida del Mar is known for the fact that it showcases a collection of sculptures by Salvador Dali, purchased solely with funds of the city government.
Lovers of flora will be interesting to stroll in the wonderful Park of Arolo del Represa where there is only one in Spain Museum Continue reading