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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 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, from which captures the spirit. And whose story makes us think and better understand those who are their followers.

1) Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

This Cathedral is the most impressive Catholic Cathedral of Russia, where the services are held in different languages. It was built almost 10 years — from 1901 to 1911, the interior decoration was finished by 1917, At the Governor’s construction was carried out far from the center of Moscow and large Orthodox churches without towers and sculpted statues.

After the revolution, during the Soviet rule the Church was used as a hostel, then a scientific research Facility. Continue reading

Megalithic structures

The term “megalith” is not exhaustive, encompasses a very broad, vague and heterogeneous range of structures. Without going into details, the megalith – stone construction of a controversial appointment, as a rule, large size and built with the use of uncertain technology. From the period of construction to our days not got any written evidence, which, coupled with the destructive effects of water, wind, temperature and people makes the study of megaliths very difficult.

Megaliths geography is very wide: they are in Europe . in Asia . in Africa . in North America . in South America … not only in Australia . at least, not yet found. Of course, they are not found in Antarctica . but it is possible that the ice, depending on the area they acquired their own characteristics that are even allowed to split them into culture (Caucasian, South European, British, Indian, and other).

All the megaliths can be classified by design type. Continue reading

Legendary building
Porcelain pagoda Porcelain pagoda is not extant Buddhist temple in Nanjing, China. The temple was built in 1412 to 1422, when Nanjing was the capital of the Chinese Ming dynasty,…

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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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Milan Cathedral
A giant Cathedral, which is located in the heart of old Milan, is one of the most paradoxical constructions of the middle Ages. Its the least can be called Gothic.…

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