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
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
Secrets of the subterranean cities of the SS
During the second world war and after it, according to the degree of advancement of the Soviet troops in Nazi-occupied territory, began to appear stories, testimonies of those who experienced and saw with my own eyes underground structures, created by the Nazis. Today the appointment of some of them remains unknown and excites historians its mysteries.
The mysterious underground city of lake forest
The stunning kingsisle forest lake surrounded by signs everywhere of the mystery, which seems here even the air is impregnated. From 1945 and almost to the end of 1950-ies this place was, in fact, only under the supervision of the security Department of the city Menzies – where, as they say, the service was supervised by the Polish officer by the name Teluta – Yes commander stationed somewhere near the Polish artillery regiment. With their direct participation, and was implemented by a temporary transfer of the territory of the former German military camp of the Soviet brigade connection. Convenient town fully met the requirements and seemed to be all at a glance. However, the precautionary command of the brigade then decided not to violate the rules of the quartering of troops and ordered to hold the garrison in and around thorough engineer reconnaissance.
It was then, and began opening, struck the imagination of even seasoned veterans, Continue reading