Although the term “Gothic” is most often applied to architectural structures, the Gothic style also included sculpture, painting, book miniature, costume, ornament and so
The origin of the term the Word comes from Italian.
gotico — unusual and barbaric — (Goten — barbarians;
the historical Goths, this style has nothing to do), and was initially used as a profanity.
For the first time the notion in the modern sense used by Giorgio Vasari in order to separate the Renaissance from the middle ages.
Gothic completed the development of European medieval art, which arose on the basis of the achievements of Roman culture and the Renaissance (Renaissance) art of the middle ages was considered “barbaric”.
Gothic art was a cult on purpose and religious topics.
It appealed to higher forces of the divine, of eternity, of the Christian worldview.
Gothic in its development is divided into Early Gothic Period Continue reading
Secrets of the Kaliningrad underground.
Germany offered to restore the USSR Kaliningrad in exchange for buried treasure.
In the building of the FSB in the region before the war was located Polizei-Presidium capital of East Prussia and the premises of the Gestapo.
In königsberg there were 12 large and three small Fort, and hundreds of concrete and brick shelters.
Many Kaliningraders still believe that there is a “underground Koenigsberg”. Supposedly the whole factories to the railway stations and kilometers of tunnels (leading up to Hitler’s in Poland “Wolfsan”) under the ancient city. Since the beginning of the 50s of the last century there is a legend that Germany offered the Soviet leadership to rebuild Kaliningrad in exchange for the treasures hidden in königsberg under the ground. Search the underground city is still occupied by dozens of enthusiasts.
Member of the Geographical society of RAS Ivan Koltsov, who worked in his time in Kaliningrad there are rich values with a large number (many tens of tons) of gold, silver, amber, precious Continue reading
THE MONASTERY OF ST. POTAPOV
Corinth is one of the largest centers of Ancient Greece, which flourished in the XVII-XVI centuries BC With the times to nowadays the remains of the majestic temple of Apollo, with its monolithic columns. The Roman period is much richer presents: temple of Octavia, the fountain of Pyrene, baths of Auricle, etc. a year and a Half he lived here and preached the Apostle Paul. His two Epistles to the Corinthians included in the Bible. The road to Ancient Corinth, first of all, pay attention to Acrocorinth and the Corinth canal. Acrocorinth is a mountain with an altitude of about 670 meters, which offers a beautiful panoramic view. In ancient times there was the Acropolis of ancient Corinth, and what can be seen today are the remains of a Byzantine fortress. The channel connecting the Aegean and Ionian sea, is 4 km from Ancient Corinth. Dug in the late nineteenth century, he makes a strong impression today. Next on the program – visit one of the most famous monasteries Grecii – Cathedral Potapov. The women’s monastery, still active, is located at an altitude of 700 m Above sea level at 14km from the Spa town of Loutraki. The monastery contains the relics of St. Potapov.
Excursion to Delphi – one of the most interesting and mystical places, uniting fragmented in antiquity Continue reading