Cyclopean structures of antiquity
Cyclops or Ciclope (Κύκλωπες), in Greek mythology born of Uranus and Gaia, the titans, the personification of storm clouds with lightning, symbolic way, which is a single large glowing eye…

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The most mysterious places on the planet: what people know about them?
To the mysterious places on the planet include such a large number of points on the map that this article is definitely not enough to describe all of them. Only…

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The oldest city in Europe: the top 5
The old cities of Europe are located mostly in Greece and Crete. According to scientists excavations, Greece can be considered the cultural cradle of mankind. What are the oldest cities…

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The Orthodox Church in the Gothic style

Peterhof, Alexandria Park, the Church of Alexander Nevsky

Gothic chapel-This Church was built in 1830-34, by the famous German architect-F. Schinkel. The Church has the form of a medieval chapel. On the corners are cast-iron pyramidal tower, crowned with spires with crosses. On three sides there are two granite porches and external walls sculptures of saints, made by model V. Demut-Malinovsky. In the Lancet Windows of the Church inserted the colored glass, making it, as in all Gothic churches, semidarkness reigns. Interior painting of the Church was made by the artist A. Nave.

The Church of St. Alexander Nevsky. Interior painting of the Church

Chesme Church (1777-80) — a peculiar example of the era of Catherine the conditional imitation of Gothic. Continue reading

The most mysterious places on the planet: what people know about them?

To the mysterious places on the planet include such a large number of points on the map that this article is definitely not enough to describe all of them. Only one in Russia, one can count more than a dozen such places. And literally every country has a similar list of natural mysteries.

The most famous mysterious places on the planet – is perhaps the pyramids of Egypt, the sculptures on Easter island, and mystical drawings on the Nazca plateau in Peru. It is the undisputed top three in voting on what the most mysterious places on the planet. Despite the fact that these attractions has been said many speeches and written countless books, still no definitive answers to questions about how, by whom and for what purpose were these created objects.

For several hundred years, there are disputes between historians, geographers, physicists and other scientists about which versions can be considered completely truthful when it comes to the construction of the Egyptian pyramids. Hypotheses, even a few decades ago seemed unshakable, break on new evidence resulting from research, and this cycle is endless. Continue reading

Gothic Barcelona

Who does not know about the great artist Pablo Picasso. Priverzhenka of his work will certainly want to visit the tour, dedicated to the life and work of the great Spanish figure. The tour will certainly include a visit to the Picasso Museum, walking tour of the most interesting and significant neighborhoods in the city. In this case, the Gothic quarter, and no less than the famous river.

The Gothic quarter has more than seven century history, and its Foundation is based on ruins of a Roman settlement. Celebrity quarter of the river is that it was there that he lived, worked and studied Pablo Picasso. Walking a quarter of the river, You will visit the Church of Santa Maria del Mar, a magnificent example of architectural art of the Catalan Gothic period. In addition, You will be able to see the many mansions of Barcelona’s aristocracy, about the period of XIV-XV centuries, which were built by the best architects of the period. To date, most of these buildings – art galleries and museums. Continue reading

The most mysterious places on the planet: what people know about them?
To the mysterious places on the planet include such a large number of points on the map that this article is definitely not enough to describe all of them. Only…

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The most beautiful castles of the world
The most beautiful castles in the world are our memories of fairy tales from my childhood — with kings, knights and princesses. And how cool is ever to be in…

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