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Railway bridge across

With the construction of the bridge was associated with the appearance of the new town, which was destined subsequently to become one of the largest in Siberia. Day of laying the first stone of the railway bridge across the Ob river — July 20, 1893 is the date of birth of Novosibirsk.

It should be noted that bridges the TRANS-Siberian railway for its time were the largest facilities of its kind in Russia. For example, the famous bridge over the Yenisei, constructed under the project of L. Proskuryakova in 1898, has long been one of the biggest in the world in the simple span girder bridges (6 spans of 144 m. the Model of the bridge was awarded the gold medal at the Paris exhibition of 1900). The bridge across the Amur river (1915 project by the same author) had a unique length of 2.6 km Access road with the overpass it in 6 spans of 33m (the project of the famous Russian engineer, Professor G. P. Perederiy) was constructed from the latest structural material — concrete. Continue reading

The Shaitan-the lake and other mysterious places

However, skepticism sharply disappears, when you find yourself in one of these places. True the cell phone suddenly shuts off and doesn’t want to respond to nerve pressing on the red button.

Like the camera continues to work, but then, on the “mainland”, when viewing found interesting things: here you enter the forest to capture the abnormal area… and darkness, as long as you’re there. And then you come out of the woods. And cheerful camera again captures everything around you.

In General, until you see, not believe.

The village Okunevo and the Shaitan-the lake

Near the city of Omsk, the regional center Muromtsevo, is the famous village of Okunevo, which is famous in itself and in its environs are happening strange things. Continue reading

Flamboyant style of late Gothic France

At the beginning he let’s define the concept of Gothic. The word is derived from Italian. gotico — unusual, barbaric and at first was used as a profanity. The term “Gothic” was introduced in the era of the Renaissance as pejorative designation total medieval skills, regarded as “barbaric”. Gothic called period in the development of medieval art in Western, Central and Eastern part of Europe from the XII to XV-XVI century. For Gothic typical of symbolic – allegorical thinking and conventionality of the artistic language. Gothic art was a cult on purpose and religious topics. It appealed to higher forces of the divine, of eternity, of the Christian worldview.

Gothic in its development is divided into Early Gothic, the heyday of Late Gothic. Gothic covers almost all works of art of this period: sculpture, painting, portrait miniatures, stained glass, fresco and many others.

The Gothic was not an accident. Continue reading

Travel notes the abode of the gods or unknown Hierapolis
The abode of the gods, or Hierapolis, about which we know nothing! Travel notes Part 1 The mystery of Pamukkale excursion to Wonderland Giant polished blocks, perfectly fitted together without…

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Of descriptive geometry
About the pyramids will be discussed later. They play a bright role in the history of the development of imaging techniques. And again the same circuit: assumptions and discoveries, riddles…

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New mosque
The planned building will have elements of the demolished Cathedral shrines Demolished at the end of last week on the prospect Mira mosque, will be rebuilt. It has already received…

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