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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

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 the approval of the city authorities.

“We not only allowed the construction, but said: let’s finish building. People should not pray on the street, thus they will not interfere with the Muscovites”,- said the mayor of Moscow in an interview with radio station “Vesti FM”.

First Deputy Chairman of the spiritual administration of Muslims of European Russia Damir Gizatullin told of plans to build a new mosque on the site of the demolished.

“The building will have elements of the previous one. We kept most of the bricks from the old mosque and we’ll paste them in a new”, – shared his plans Gizatullin. 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 fixing solution, the polygonal masonry, cyclopean buildings, amazing arches and pillars, sarcophagi, jewelry and carved out of solid rock – all this I managed to see not far in Mexico, Peru or Egypt, and almost by our side, in Sunny Turkey! It would seem that this country has long been well-known. Continue reading

The presentation of the sculpture decoration of Gothic cathedrals of France and Germany
The presentation on the Architecture of Western Europe. The Church of Peter and Paul. The XI-XII century the Monastery of Cluny, France. Compared with the Romanesque churches, the height of…

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The tarhatinsky megalithic complex
The complex was opened and examined in 1994 by an expedition of the Gorno-Altai state University under the leadership of V. I. Soenov. The tarhatinsky megalithic complex consists of stacked…

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The Gothic cathedrals of Moscow
Have you ever gone to a tour of Moscow of different faiths? Indeed, apart from the usual Christian churches in Moscow have historic Lutheran and Anglican churches, the Catholic Church,…

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