The House Of Gamper
This extraordinary mansion . which ends sharp Gothic roof, emerges out of the lush color of the acacia trees. The house, situated on the descent to the sea, is a local landmark and a favorite place of tourists who visit the city of Mariupol .
The walls of the building are made of red brick, and brick patterns and arched Windows beautifully decorated with the ancient building. Wonderful and quite original addition is an extension in the form of a tower of a medieval castle . On the second floor of this house in pre-war years lived a famous doctor, a former Mariupol therapist – Sergey Fedorovich hamper . Therefore, the slope that leads to his house, still called Gembarowski or Doctoral.
Originally a two-storey building was the size of eight by eight meters. In subsequent years over it was built the third floor, finished building part of a wing with spacious room inside, in which the doctor and patients. Later was built the extension with a peaked roof, which is very confusing for some visitors, suggesting that it was a cult building. Close to home Gamper several unattractive buildings with dilapidated Lodge. Although the Gothic structure adjacent to the garden and large courtyard. The courtyard that housed the pool with fabulous swans Continue reading
The great wall of China remake?
Construction of the great wall. now you can see the remains of which tourists belong to the Ming dynasty. Wall of the Qin era, the current ran North, cutting off the desert plateau of the Ordos, which was inhabited by the nomadic Huns.
Studying the history of this phenomenal wonder of the world, it is impossible not to ask certain questions – for example, why the Italian merchant and traveler Marco Polo lived in China for many years, no word has been said about the great wall? Perhaps because for the Chinese it was not the symbol of what is now. Wall had a specific purpose – to protect people from Northern barbarians. When the barbarians conquered China, the need for fortifications disappeared. If Marco Polo and see the remains of the wall, then it was the ruins of the ancient fortifications, and whether such attention?
Much more interesting is why the authors of the ancient Chinese miniatures depicting scenes from the life and native landscapes, never reflected his miracle. Perhaps because the Western wall was not for them, no miracle, no picturesque ruins, worthy of the miniatures.
But because a lot of researchers are of the opinion that the walls did not exist, at least in the form in which we know it today. One of such scientists – Evgeny Gabovich, expressing doubt in the existence of the great wall. All that the tourists see, thought habovych, this replica, Continue reading
The architecture of Gothic cathedrals
The architecture of Gothic cathedrals makes a double impression. With one hand of a person striking virtuosity of stone designs, a bold idea engineer, a wonderful sense of statics, according to P. L. Nervi, an almost unthinkable combination of experience and skills for the building in kind. On the other hand, an impassioned religious feeling of the unusual, mysterious transformation of bulky heavy stone in a visually light and airy lace.
The main source of information of Gothic architecture becomes a structural and thematic plastic. Monumental, impregnable walls enclosed, confined spaces Romanesque buildings give way to the dismembered elements of the stone frame of the surface, not having, as the internal space, clear material boundaries.
Changing figurative language — statics, stability do not meet the thoughts loose from feudal dependence of citizens. Increasing the public value of the free cities, awakening the feeling of human dignity, opportunity, individual personality dynamics more consistent looks to the sky, spires, spirituality, emotionality, inconsistency like dissolving Continue reading