A giant Cathedral, which is located in the heart of old Milan, is one of the most paradoxical constructions of the middle Ages. Its the least can be called Gothic. But despite this, the Milan Cathedral is a remarkable and, perhaps, the best example of Italian Gothic!
Milan Cathedral is often called the “eighth wonder of the world”, and for this there is reason. The Cathedral is the world’s largest structure made of marble. Its length is 158 m, width – 58 m, height of Central nave – 46,8 m. the Total area of the temple is 11.3 thousand sq. m. With its height in good weather one can see the peaks of the Alps.
In terms of the Duomo repeats the Gothic building in Germany. But the German plan is combined in it with the Lombard (North Italian) façade, which is a lots of marble. Despite the Gothic appearance and huge size, the Duomo is different from other Gothic cathedrals a certain earthiness that you can’t hide the many adorning its towers, turrets and spires. Continue reading
Know, that unites the romantics and thrill-seekers? They are always attracted by all that is breathtaking. This love, passion, speed, altitude and more. Maybe just a little in different ways. And height – especially. Remember, as the heart stopped the first time you rode on the Ferris wheel or went to the observation deck multi-level buildings. Imagine what you will feel when your floors will take you to the tallest tower in the world. Many country openly and not really compete with each other in absolute value “growth” of buildings. For many (administration of the state, designers, builders, owners) it is a matter of prestige and the aspect that often draw the attention of tourists. Someone is enjoying the altitude in flight on the aircraft or the hang glider, and someone builds incredible skyscrapers. As they say, someone that. Continue reading
A series of programs about the greatest structures of the past millennia. Getting acquainted in detail with the most interesting Superiormente ancient times, learn about the historical events that created these masterpieces of architecture of the cruel struggle for power, human tragedies and obstacles that had to overcome the ancient architects.
It stands for 800 years. As a Testament to the brilliant engineering of the middle ages and shows the world what we’ve accomplished Gothic architecture. But this ancient supersolution lies a terrible story of human weakness, hypocrisy, destruction and violence, the instruments of struggle for power between the European aristocrats and the Catholic Church. Continue reading