From 22 to 24 October in Barcelona hosted the first world architecture festival, which attracted more than five hundred projects from all over the planet. Their achievements in the field of architecture and reconstruction of monuments of architecture and building energy saving designs demonstrated around 30 countries. A prestigious jury at the end of this show called “International building of the year”.
The concept of the world architecture festival is simple and yet attractive. Every year the organizers plan to gather under one roof all the most interesting projects that have appeared on the planet. Inclusive architectural practice guarantee 17 sections, vmestivshy all the main typologies of buildings, other civil engineering structures up to the cult. Among the nominated categories included and resort facilities, and social and cultural. In a separate section were allocated to such popular modern architectural genres, such as shopping centers, office complexes, apartment houses and, of course, private mansions. It is easy to assume that it is in the last category were to prevail fantasy objects, but, oddly enough, in practice it was otherwise.
In the world there are many countries, but even more in the world of different nationalities and cultures. We can say that all people are the same, but actually anywhere in the world you can find something that will surprise us or shock. Most of us carry strange customs of other Nations. It is about them, and improbable at first glance, the rituals we now describe.
Interesting is the custom of “hardening” neonates born to Muslim population of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Local residents for the past five centuries shed their babies with special ritual wall 15 meters high. According to those who observe this tradition, so they provide health and success in later life. It should be noted that children do not fall to the ground below them caught in the stretched fabric.
In rural areas of Scotland remained a very strange custom to smear the bride in the products. In particular, before the wedding the girl coated with all sorts of rotten eggs, sauces, fat or flour. In different regions of the “ingredients” may be different, but the main criteria for their selection are stickiness and unpleasant smell.
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February is the month of carnivals. They are all over Europe (and not only), leaving an unforgettable mark in the hearts. Two weeks General merriment and celebration — who has ever seen it, experienced it, felt it, he will not forget for ever. sell the ink cartridges expensive
Carnival in Venice.
The Venice carnival takes place 40 days to Easter, “mardigra” — “day of repentance”, the first day of lent, but mass holidays start in two weeks to this, when the Central area of the city, Saint-Marc, flies the dove. In ancient times on the opening day of the carnival on a rope, fastened between the bell tower and the neighbouring Palace, allowed the prisoner, who showered from above the ground with rose petals. If the old lady reached the end, hoping for a good year, fell — was expecting bad times. Subsequently the prisoner has replaced acrobat, and then faux wood pigeon, from which the square flowers. 2001, the townspeople decided to revive the forgotten tradition — instead of artificial and dove over the rope again slid acrobat, dressed as an angel. In General, the carnival is a view in theatres, palaces, coffee houses and small play houses, this is a General atmosphere of celebration in the crowd of the common people mingle with aristocrats, and behind the masks Continue reading