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Castles Of Scotland
Castles Of Scotland Castles have long been a historical and cultural symbols of Scotland. Almost every travel booklet on Scotland, you can see their colorful photos and advertising and educational…

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Hyperborea - the ancestral home of the Slavs
Hyperborea - the ancestral home of the Slavs ARCTIDA (Hyperborea) is a hypothetical ancient continent or large island that existed to the North of the Earth, the North pole and…

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The Gothic structure

Gothic

In 15-18 centuries a certain period in the development of medieval art. The Romanesque style was supplanted by the Gothic style that was inherent in the craft and trading towns, who wished to achieve independence in feudal circles.

Gothic style is most applicable to architectural structures, but it covers all the other arts. In the 12th century the style originated in the South of France, whence he migrated to England, Germany and other countries. Terasen “neo-Gothic” appears in the era of eclecticism, where works of art are and Gothic elements. In the 1980s Gothic is already a sub-culture, with its principles and concepts.

The Renaissance characterizes mediaeval art as “barbaric”. Hence the very word “Gothic” is a derogatory name the past era art. Over time were identified early, Mature and late milestones of the Gothic as a separate epoch in the art of the Middle ages. Gothic art has found its relationship with the world of irrational forces associated with eternity.

The Cathedral occupied a special position in the culture of the Gothic. had a great impact on the psycho-physical and emotional state not only for its strength and grandeur, but also the internal atmosphere of an enchanted, beautiful stained glass Windows, incomprehensibility to understand something about the world being on the other side.

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Castles Of Scotland

Castles Of Scotland

Castles have long been a historical and cultural symbols of Scotland. Almost every travel booklet on Scotland, you can see their colorful photos and advertising and educational tours. On the territory of today’s Scotland there are about 3000 objects that fall under the description as a lock, since this term covers a wide range of different types of individual buildings and large complexes.

After a thousand-year historical way, most locks have undergone many changes. Some are less fortunate, and today they are ruins. Others managed to survive in reasonable condition, having gradually turned into either museums or hotels. Several have become iconic tourist attractions, through which the year passes by several tens of thousands of visitors. In any, even in the most remote corner of Scotland, be sure to see the castle, which will offer guests a unique opportunity to touch the past. Walk the narrow spiral staircase to dine to the sounds of bagpipes in the Parade Hall, as did the noble Lords, or even stay in the apartments in which in the distant past has hosted famous royals such as Queen Mary Stuart. And (where possible) to climb the walls and towers to enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding natural landscape.

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The interior is in the Gothic style

The interior is in the Gothic style

The features of the Gothic in the interior due to the Ages. Usually in the modern world a kind of life style and clothing, known as “Goths” pushes people to think about darkness and mysticism. However, the architecture completely reverses such associations with the Gothic style: Gothic buildings and bright as if eager for the sky. This effect was achieved with the help of various spires, towers, arches.

At the same time, the interior is still in medieval gloomy and mysterious.

To exactly replicate the historic style at the present time is simply impossible because of the lack of structures and materials of the time: the ceiling is too low, although the style requires on the contrary the high ceilings, there are no towers, vaults, stained glass Windows, through which the impression of monumentality. Successfully stylize the room “Gothic” still possible, but only subject to the availability of high (not less than 3 meters) ceilings.

Initially, you need to make a smooth and the ceiling is white, then decorate its ceilings and wooden purlins. The wood it is desirable to give the appearance of “antiquity” or coat them with dark varnish. The ceiling will look great pair of wrought-iron chandeliers, and just below two, it will allow the light to be too diffused. Finish Continue reading

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Pavers. Machinery for asphalt. Road construction

Successful people all the time in motion. And motion is speed: not hurried and was on the sidelines of life. To understand it in a figurative and in the literal sense. But no good road no good speed. The good road is good and smooth asphalt. While more economical option. Need same every year hundreds (if not thousands) of kilometers of new and repaired roads. Of course, should be in abundance and technology that will produce, deliver and lay asphalt on the road. And, anyhow, because fast cars are low-slung, because any unevenness may turn into a disaster. All equipment must be professional quality and to be able to provide styling almost perfect surface. If asphalt has all the same rules, then over time such road is just getting smoother and quieter.

Types of equipment

This should include the mechanisms that are involved in the preparation of the roadbed, deliver to the place of laying hot asphalt, leveled and tamped it:

– milling machines; – drum faucets; – kohary; bitumen boilers; – asphalt; – skating rinks.

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The most “Scottish” town of Australia

The most “Scottish” town of Australia.

As previously reported, “Morningsiders” on Australia day we went to conquer the vastness of New South Wales with the master plan for the development of the Waterfalls – the section of highway between the towns of Armidale and Dorrigo. But there still had to get on the road, i.e., probably on the route of the main highway along the East coast of Australia we still had a number of “not closed” short travel of the objects.

The first day assumed 400-km March to Coffs harbour city on the North coast of new South Wales, where, as you know we have not got, because the city was cut off by the floods. But in addition to Coffs in the plan were also a couple of cities that were previously prokatyvalis on the highway at speed limit, but where I really wanted to go study. In consultation, we gave priority to the town of Maclean (McLean). Continue reading

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