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 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