Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) cathedral, a famous German cathedral. King Charlemagne is buried here. This room is called Pfalzkapelle in German. It is a rich decorated chapel, with a lot valuable marble imported from Italy. If you visit this amazing cathedral, do not forget the treasure-chamber! It contains an amazing amount of wonderful gold/silver/gem artwork, paintings, some icons, old garments, songbooks and a lot more.The bust of King Charlemagne is one of the top pieces of the treasury!... continue reading
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Born and bred in the city, as a child I was always fascinated by these Soda bottles when ever we went to the countryside down south. When I saw these bottles, my first reaction was “how did they put the marble inside?”So whenever I peddled down the road and heard a tiny exploding“Thhissst” sound, I knew some one just opened one of those bottles with the magic marble.Who ever designed it in the first place must have done a lot of thinking. For example, after you open the bottle, it has... continue reading
This is really possible and please do not say I made a big topic. :-P There are lots of things we look at everyday but never noticed its meaning inside!Let's look into the below picture which shows you one of the pair of Hua Biao.The obelisk marble columns engraved with entwining dragons and clouds. This kind of ornamental architecture is called Hua Biao. However, have you ever noticed its top??? Allow me to show you another picture with more close-up details.The lion-like creature... continue reading
Poarta Sarutului (meaning Gate of the Kiss in english) is a sculpture made by Constantin Brancusi, and is located in Targu Jiu city (Romania).The Gate of the Kiss has a tooled surface, broken by the pores of the material. The Gate of the Kiss relates to Romanian much-decorated folk architecture in wood.The carvers in stone helped Brancusi: Ion Alexandrescu from Bucharest and Golea from Dobrita. The sizes of this work are 5.14 m high and 5.45 m length. The pillars have 1.69 m width. The whole... continue reading
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