25 unique temples of the world
Lutheran Church in Reykjavik, is the fourth tallest building in Iceland. The design of the Church was designed in 1937 by architect Hudiono Samuelson. For the construction of the Church took 38 years. The Church is in the center of Reykjavík, and is visible from any part of the city. She became one of the main attractions of the city, and is also used as an observation tower. The architecture of temples has a very rich and controversial history, which, however, shows that with the construction of temples and spread all the architectural innovation, new styles and trends around the world. To this day preserved majestic places of worship of the great civilizations of the ancient world. But there are also many modern examples of amazing architecture of religious buildings.
The Cathedral Of Las Lajas
One of the most visited churches in Colombia. The construction of the temple was completed in 1948. The neo-Gothic Cathedral was built directly on the 30-meter arch bridge connecting the two sides of a deep gorge. care of the temple are two Franciscan communities, one Colombian, the other is Ecuadorian. Thus, the Cathedral of Las Lajas became a pledge of peace and Union between the two South American Nations.
Notre Dame du Haut
Concrete pilgrimage Church, built in 1950-55 years in the French town of Ronchamp. The architect Le Corbusier, not being religious, has agreed to undertake the project, provided that the Catholic Church will give Continue reading
The creation of the famous Cathedral of Prague began in the 14th century and ended by the 20th? On top of what the Cathedral has a viewing platform, accessible via a ladder in the 300 stone steps? The Church fulfilled the functions of the spiritual heart of the Old Town. and it was the main Hussite Church in Prague. In what temple discovered the tomb of the famous astronomer Tycho Brahe? In what year was built the personal synagogue warden ghetto Mordaha Meisel?
In Prague a huge number of churches, cathedrals, churches and chapels. The cathedrals of Prague create a truly unique flavor. Loretto – Cathedral in Prague in the Baroque style. St. Vitus Cathedral is one of the most famous cathedrals of Prague. its creation began in the 14th century and finished only 20th. The towers of the Cathedral can be seen in any place of Prague’s old town. The Cathedral is located on the territory of Prague castle. here are the tombs of many kings of Bohemia. “Facades of St. Vitus Cathedral is decorated with rich stone carvings. Above the portal of the South facade is a mosaic. “The last judgment” (1371-1372) is the oldest surviving Czech mosaic.
A spiral staircase from the Great South tower of Cathedral SV. Vita is a technological wonder of its time. Its axis three times twisted in different directions, and the upper coating consists of a delicate network. Gold plated window grating, given by Rudolf II, hides Continue reading
Most often, the concept of Gothic style associate with the middle ages, and largely attribute it to the architecture. Although, nowadays there are Gothic music, there are trends in clothes, subculture, etc. in General, the notion of Gothic has the value “eerily majestic.” And no wonder. Everything associated with this style, really is so. Let us dive into this amazing atmosphere.
The Gothic style believed to have originated in the mid-twelfth century in Northern France and in the thirteenth century extended to the territory of modern Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Spain and England. In Italy, the Gothic has penetrated and later led to the emergence of the so-called the emergence of the “Italian Gothic”. At the end of the fourteenth century Europe was hit by international Gothic. And in the countries of Eastern Europe Gothic entered later and stayed there a little longer — until the XVI century.
At that time characterized by the penetration of the Gothic style in almost all genres of art, be it sculpture, painting, mural or portrait miniature. As a style, the Gothic replaced the Romanesque and anticipated the Renaissance. In architecture the Gothic style can be traced clearly. He began to develop on the basis of Burgundian style. For architectural forms of that time is characterized by long sharp spikes, high arches, the rich carved decoration. Indeed, the temples Continue reading