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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. 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

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

Ancient underground structures

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Chapter 5. Shelters, underground shelter

The meaning of the word cache. Comes from the old Slavic “to bury”. Is used in two meanings:

1. Cache – hiding place for a long stay of people (bandits, partisans, gunmen, partisans), hiding from the authorities.

2. Cache – a secret store of weapons, ammunition, etc.

In the concept of the survivalist cache is meant as a secret for finding the add, and for storage of equipment, food, etc.

A cache may be arranged in any area, both below and above ground level. However, the maximum development of the caches, a underground. This is due to maximum secrecy. 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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In China there is a mysterious ancient structure
In the Chinese province of Qinghai mountain Baigong-Shang, which is not a joke to stir the minds of historians and researchers of paranormal phenomena. The fact that one of the…

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The tallest tower in the world
Attraction height Know, that unites the romantics and thrill-seekers? They are always attracted by all that is breathtaking. This love, passion, speed, altitude and more. Maybe just a little in…

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