When I looked down from the towers of Notre Dame, I had a lot of strange thoughts. How many centuries have passed beneath these towers! How many changes – and how little anything has changed!
A small medieval town, surrounded by fields, vineyards and forests. Then growing Paris which several times moved their walls. Paris of the last centuries, which, as noted by Victor Hugo, ‘changing its face once in fifty years’. And people. They’re always going somewhere just past those towers, always somewhere in a hurry – and always there were; they could not see, did not notice; these are the same people. And the towers are the same, with the same chimeras that look at the city, forever changing, forever threatened and forever remaining the same.
Here clearly can see two lines in the life of mankind. One is the life of all the people below; the other is the life line of those who built Notre Dame. Looking down from these towers you feel that the real history of mankind, worthy of mention, and there is a story of the builders of Notre Dame, and not those who pass by. And you realize that these two stories are incompatible. Continue reading
Most of all while traveling in Vienna, I liked the Cathedral of St. Stephen. The building is very impressive — it is large and beautiful. We stumbled on it by accident while walking which certainly impressed the. The first thing we saw was the Parking lot of hired carriages — horse-drawn carriage.
From inside the Cathedral to see us, unfortunately failed. There was some kind of service. So we looked at it from the outside.
I love beautiful panoramic views. This Cathedral has two towers North and South. It is from them you can enjoy views of the city. We were not lucky North tower (with Elevator) was closed. And we went to the South. The entrance is three and a half euros. Pleasure in the very little rise so as to climb high, the stairs narrow and winding and entertain no. But the sight is amazing!
Loved the mosaics on the roof. Near colored tile looks very not usually. The roof is unique. God knows how much work it took to put an incredible amount of these tiles. Continue reading
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