7 most mysterious places of Moscow
Say, who was not in Moscow, he does not know Russia. But even those who lives in Moscow, can quite not know. Our capital city holds a lot of secrets. We will talk about the most mysterious places.
1 Garcini ponds. Ostankino
Long ago in the lands of the Ostankino manor Sheremetev was the cemetery of suicides. It’s hard to say whether it was the influence of the space heavy proprietary or fate, but many serfs actress had been drowned in ponds, which has even been nicknamed “carcinima”. Now there is a house, and in the churchyard is the building of the telecentre. Local residents and employees of the telecentre tell you that sometimes these parts can be found an old woman with a crutch, which appears before the misfortune and tragedy.
2 Magical hours. “Red gate”
These magical sundial can be seen at number two on Spartakovskaya street, which is known as the home of count Musin-Pushkin. There is a legend that made them famous sorcerer and magician Jacob Bruce for former owners of the house. However, “customers” inadvertently laughed at him, and Bruce said, “Let them be cursed with this watch and let them only bad show”. Interestingly, before the revolution and world wars,the rocks from which the clock Board, became blood red.
3 Svyato-Danilov monastery
There is a legend that the famous treasure of the knights Templar were secretly removed from Paris to Moscow during the destruction of the Order. Some conspiracy theorists believe that even today one can find traces of the Templars in the city: for example, on the walls of St. Daniel monastery. The first layer of the gate Church is decorated with moulded rosettes in the form of the coat of arms of the Templars six-petalled rose in a white square frame, the corners of which are cut four rings.
4 Votes a ravine. “Kolomenskoye”
In the Park “Kolomenskoye” there is a very unusual and mysterious place — Voices of the ravine. He divides the Museum-reserve into two equal parts. A ravine with steep slopes in Kolomenskoye has a length of over one kilometer. To descend into it, have to walk across a long wooden ladders. Its name comes from the name Volos (Veles) — pagan Slavic God of the underworld and the underworld. Stones in Kolomenskoye, lying at the bottom of the ravine, were the altars of this deity. In the vicinity of Golosov ravine archaeologists have found remains of ancient settlements Dating from the I century BC and existed until the arrival of the Slavs in these places.
5 Novodevichy convent
Here was tonsured only noble women of the Royal or noble families. When we got them they donated significant funds for the construction and decoration of the monastery. The irony of fate, the Princess Sophia so much for the Novodevichy convent became his prisoner in 1689 on the orders of Peter.
The name of the disgraced Princess here is one sign: if to touch the white stone walls Savushkino the tower and make a romantic wish, it will come true then be sure. According to legend the soul cloistered monastic prisoners still live here and help everyone who came to the walls. By the way, in the XVIII century when the monastery opened an orphanage for female foundlings to 250 people. Girls were taught weaving lace Dutch masters, written by Peter I of Brabant.
6 the Museum-reserve “Tsaritsyno”
About five hundred years ago here, among centuries-old forests, was a small village of “Black dirt” got its name from nearby medicinal keys and mud. If to fight dark oily muck, and then dip in the batter from the earth the key, many ailments as arm lift, believed by the locals.
Some time later, the source was consecrated, and he attracted pilgrims, including from neighbouring nobility and military folk. Soon the rumor about the miraculous properties of water and mud reached Moscow, did not escape and Grand-Ducal Palace in the Kremlin. That’s why losing the beauty and youth of Catherine the Great chose this place to build his Palace.
7 Tretyakov gallery
They say that the paintings from the Tretyakov gallery as something special, mystically affect people. For example, the painting “Morning Strelets’execution” Surikov caused a long heavy illness of the daughter of Pavel Tretyakov. The image of the Vladimir mother of God helped to protect the capital from the enemy. And positive impact on viewers of the paintings of Levitan, Nicholas Roerich can even be measured.
There is a famous legend associated with the exposition of the Tretyakov gallery: the girls of marriageable age cannot long look upon the portrait of Maria Lopukhina (died shortly after the painting ). It appeared through secular gossips, who thought that Mary’s father, Ivan Lopukhin, famous mystic and master of the Masonic Lodge, lured by the spirit of the daughters in this portrait.