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Walk through the Gothic quarter in Barcelona
In Barcelona's Gothic quarter is actually great to just get lost, going from one narrow streets to another, to wander among the chaotic urban planning, to feel the atmosphere and…

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Walk through the Gothic quarter in Barcelona

In Barcelona’s Gothic quarter is actually great to just get lost, going from one narrow streets to another, to wander among the chaotic urban planning, to feel the atmosphere and spirit of the middle ages. My first acquaintance with the Gothic quarter was exactly that – we just wandered and swerved through the streets of the old part of town, but then to our surprise it turned out that we wandered in all corners of the quarter, it was a shame. A year later, I wandered through the Gothic quarter with the card, and was satisfied because he saw all the wealth the area. Map of the Gothic quarter in Barcelona was very convenient, in addition to the medieval picture, as well as a handy diagram of the quarter, it offers and route description of the historical places, best option is not found! Offer to Your attention a medieval picture + scheme quarter.

And now, some history from Wikipedia: actually the name of the quarter received because of its medieval buildings. The quarter begins from Plaza Catalunya, La Rambla stretches from Avenue of via Lautan. Typical of medieval towns chaotic layout is preserved in the Gothic quarter. The quarter consists of narrow winding streets, many of which are closed to travel. Most of the buildings date from the XIV—XV centuries, however, sohranilis Roman monuments. The quarter was inhabited during the reign of Octavian August. Continue reading

Gothic style

Gothic (from the name of the Germanic tribe is ready) style (1150-1500) is represented in various art forms. But it is most fully manifested in the architecture: One of the highest achievements of the Gothic style — the Gothic cathedrals. Powerful columns crowned with pointed arches, huge Windows with colored glass, conical spires of Gothic cathedrals give ease. The building always looks tall and seems even taller.

The exterior is decorated with sculptures, a huge number of columns, which create the impression of lightness and at the same time give the building the necessary strength. The lack of smooth walls especially when compared with buildings of the Romanesque style.

The portal (entrance) to the Cathedral are always decorated with numerous arches, sculptures, turrets, small Windows curly. Smooth walls a little, usually they cut large Windows-sockets. The faces and postures of the figures emphasized realistic, even the folds of the clothes are not frozen, but soft, movable. Continue reading

The mysterious tunnels of the Log

On the outskirts of the village Bolshoi Log, Aksai district, there is an amazing place, hidden from prying eyes by high hills. However, local residents and so pass by his side: so a lot goes about it different hearings…

Accompanied by the head of the Rostov non-Profit anomalous phenomena service, Andrei Policeman and adventurer Dmitry Mokrushina correspondent “AIF” went to see the mysterious underground tunnels that go deep into one of the don hills.

Who built the underground facilities?

Not knowing exactly where these tunnels, finding them is not easy. Four blackish entrance masked the surrounding hills and dense vegetation. In front of the gaping earth holes — a small flat area. Once the entrances to the tunnels were laid: in places even remained stone walls, subsequently destroyed those who like to climb on the caves. Continue reading