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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

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

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…

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Underground structure of the ancient Breakfast
Underground structure of the ancient Breakfast In Bahmal district builders conducting excavation, accidentally discovered fragments of the ancient buildings. This was immediately hastened to inform the Institute of archaeology of…

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