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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

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. But despite this, the Milan Cathedral is a remarkable and, perhaps, the best example of Italian Gothic!

Milan Cathedral is often called the “eighth wonder of the world”, and for this there is reason. The Cathedral is the world’s largest structure made of marble. Its length is 158 m, width – 58 m, height of Central nave – 46,8 m. the Total area of the temple is 11.3 thousand sq. m. With its height in good weather one can see the peaks of the Alps.

In terms of the Duomo repeats the Gothic building in Germany. But the German plan is combined in it with the Lombard (North Italian) façade, which is a lots of marble. Despite the Gothic appearance and huge size, the Duomo is different from other Gothic cathedrals a certain earthiness that you can’t hide the many adorning its towers, turrets and spires. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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