1. Taos hum
Some residents and visitors of the small town of Taos (new Mexico) for many years been annoyed and concerned about a mysterious and faint low sound of unknown origin.
It is strange that only two percent of the residents can hear that sound.
Some believe that his cause is unusual acoustics. Others suspect mass hysteria or some secret, perhaps, malice.
No matter how qualified the cause of the sound – psychological, natural phenomenon, mysterious – no one can give a scientific explanation of its origin.
For several decades people talk about the fact that in different parts of America they saw a strange humanoid creature, huge and hairy.
Eyewitnesses more than a thousand, but still not found any real trace of Bigfoot: no one shot him with a gun, nobody moved the car. Finally, none Continue reading
Survey of underground structures
When designing urban and industrial development, streets and roads availability of comprehensive information on existing and envisaged future of underground engineering networks and facilities is of paramount importance.
Problems of operation and development of cities, related to deficit areas, increasing traffic flow, the preservation of monuments of history and architecture, by increasing the area of green plantings require more intensive use of underground space. Therefore, the nomenclature of underground structures is expanding, increasing their power, complicated technological and technical characteristics.
When designing new cities this task is somewhat simplified and consists of gathering detailed data on all of the designed underground structures as for top-priority works, and In the future, these data must include not only the underground structures of the urban economy, but also through the underground networks that serve to ensure the work of industrial enterprises for any purpose, and transit national, provincial, regional and district networks (water pipelines, gas pipelines, conduits, ducts, cable lines of high voltage, communication cable lines, etc.). All these data must belong to a single integrated plan of underground engineering networks and constructions. These plans show the horizontal and vertical position of all gaskets, chambers, wells.
However, Continue reading
The Cathedral of Notre Dame built by Robert de Luzarches is a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture and also the last in a series of Gothic cathedrals of Ile-de-France, erected in the XIII century. The construction of the Cathedral in Amiens began almost simultaneously with Reims . In 1218 the fire caused by lightning, was destroyed existed here a Cathedral of Romanesque architecture. The first stone in the Foundation of the new temple was laid in 1220, under Bishop Arnaud de La Pierre (he died in 1247 and was buried in the Central chapel of the Cathedral). The builders were Amiens Cathedral Robert de Luzarches, Thomas de and then Cormon and his son Renaud de Cormon. The basis of the project, the builders took the Cathedral in Chartres, somewhat redefining the project.
According to the original plan, the tower of the Cathedral had to be twice as wide and much higher than the existing, but the builders decided to stay lifted up the tower only to half height, why there is a feeling of disharmony. In 1366 started the construction of the tent is over the southern tower. The Northern tower was completed only in the early fifteenth century.
The Amiens Cathedral is impressive for its size. Its length is Continue reading