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
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
Come out from the banks of the underground river?
24 September lecture “Smart Moscow” held in the reading room of Turgenev lecture Maxim Deputatova, specialist in the history of the Moscow metro. The expert told about the underground rivers in the capital, but also about the very principle of construction of collectors and the history of such communications. We all know that the pipe size named in honor of the pipe, in which flows the river Neglinka, but did you know that a pipe was there during the reign of Catherine II? Slon leads a condensed version of the lecture.
In Moscow there are about 170 small rivers, streams. The city stands on this spot many centuries, it grows, develops, and with it changes and hydraulics. Why do people build all kinds of waterworks in the city (in the city, agriculture we do not consider)? The answer is simple: to solve the problem of wastewater – where else? Wastewater is not just sewage, and any liquid waste of human life. How did you solve the required problem old man? Yes is not solved, just poured all over the fence and calmed down. But slowly the ideas came to dig some channels, pin boards, stones. And even better – tile the top. Thus appeared the first drainage tunnels. The famous Maxim of the Roman Cloaca ( Cloaca Maxima, the Great sewer) was one of the first drainage systems in the world, it was built in the VI century BC and has survived to the present Continue reading