Your world is filled with structures that have stood the test of time. That give character to the cities and landscapes in which they’re located. That are visited by millions of people each year. And that capture our wonder for the marvels of engineering innovation and progress.
But while structures such as the Giza pyramids, Brunelleschi’s dome, and the Brooklyn Bridge are visual spectacles in and of themselves, they are just as important for the way they were designed as for the way they look. These and other structural masterpieces were, first and foremost, novel creations born from the most progressive engineering concepts and tools of their day. They represent uniquely effective solutions to perplexing structural concerns. And they serve as landmark moments in the millennia-long history
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Fast forward to the Maltese archipelago. One of the favorite places for tourists has long been considered a place of historic significance. Here are some of the most ancient mysterious megalithic structures of mankind – the megalithic temples of Malta and Gozo.
Amazing the age of the buildings
The true history of the local ancient inhabitants currently unknown. It is impossible to say who exactly they were, what purpose did it travel to the Islands, but the construction of these skilled craftsmen are still standing today.
Scientists believe that the origins of the civilization of the Maltese builders takes about 7000 years ago. For the most part it was a Neolithic culture – all the buildings made of stone. But about total isolation of the residents say no, it is believed that they had developed trade relations with the European part, in particular with Italy. Continue reading
The Pavlovsk garden in Kiev – it is a real mystical place, where at certain intervals of time disappear Park sculptures! Want believe, want – listen to the true story of our city.
Can a person fifty years to walk in one of Kiev’s squares, measuring by steps rough asphalt? I think not. Even with breaks for sleep, eating, going to school, Institute or University, to travel far and near. Can’t a normal person can carry half a century. But if I deny its monotonous life its approval. It’s like some kind of disease is to mentally draw endless circles in the extreme, the longest paths of the garden (the route was streamlined) – evenings, daytime, weekends and weekdays. Nothing to do, or for better sleep or for fun, or, eventually, to drink beer – occupying (for about twenty minutes-thirty), despite the discontent of pensioners, one of the garden benches.
Innates of Kiev, these green Islands in the middle of paved city called it the “gardens”.
Have to say that the garden itself is in the center of the city – on crossing of streets of Pavlovsk, Kotsyubinsky and Gogol – changes over time. Its green lawns under the old derevyankoa were densely planted all kinds of shrubs – wolf berries, hawthorn, still some unknown to me the Bush. But over the past quarter century Continue reading