Fruit after Breakfast, we move for the first goal of the Gothic quarter, the heart of old Barcelona. Since last night I have studied in detail the routes of public transport, we make the minimum number of movements on foot: first pass at the 33rd bus to Diagonal metro station, passing one station on lines L3, L4 and transplanted on to the end, go Jaume I. You could make another one less transplant, but I realised that later. The whole trip, and based on, cost us one ticket, i.e. less than 1 Euro.
By the way, waiting for the bus, we noticed the cool guys in uniform standing nearby, his whole appearance showed that in the event of a catastrophe ready to save the world. It turned out that it’s just the controllers, although I must admit that they performed their job very clearly. Without words, dividing the bus into two halves, the two of them just a few minutes, checked by a special device the tickets of all passengers and went to the next stop. Continue reading
The Abbey of our lady of Gethsemane is a Roman Catholic monastery of the Order of the Cistercians, known as the “mother of all Trappist house in the United States of America”. It is the oldest active monastery in the United States. He is also known for its store little Grand rapids Farms selling monks made cheese, cake and Bourbon.
Myths and facts
In September 1805, French trappists (Order of Cistercians of strict observance) Abbey of Valsainte in Switzerland arrived in Louisville, Kentucky. They came to meet with the first Catholic priest in the United States Stephen Badin. Local residents welcomed the ancient rituals and way of life of a Trappist, the monks brought with them, so invited them to found a monastery. But due to severe floods left the region.
In 1847 two monks from the French Abbey of Melleray as directed by the rector Maxim was looking for land in Kentucky for the construction of the monastery. Bishop Joseph Benedict of Louisville invited them in nearby Nelson County. Here the monks examined a number of buildings and the land known as Gethsemane. They purchased a property in the same area, which was visited by the Trappist. In the autumn of 1848, forty-four monks of the Abbey of Melleray left France, because she was on the verge of revolution, and settled in Gethsemane. Continue reading
If we lived that way in the nineteenth century, to see the tallest building in the world, we would have to go to Germany, namely in Cologne, where is one of the most magnificent and famous Gothic cathedrals in the world – Cologne Cathedral. Cologne Cathedral, among other things, one of the most famous long-term construction of the world – its construction lasted almost seven centuries. Its history begins in 1248, it was then the Archbishop of the city of Conrad von Hochstaden laid the first stone in the Foundation of the Cathedral. I must say that at that time, Cologne was one of the most powerful, both financially and politically, cities, and the construction of the Cathedral was to confirm the status of the city as in the country and across Europe. Continue reading