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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

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

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, by more than 100 thousand workers and soldiers under the direct orders of Emperor Zhu Di. During the Ming dynasty it was one of the three famous temples of the city, along with Tangtse and Ling.

Octagonal 78-metre high pagoda of the temple — the so-called Porcelain tower — within several centuries was the dominant architecture of Nanjing. Was built by the project of the Emperor Yongle of white porcelain bricks.

Porcelain tower was designed in the era of the Ming dynasty, during the reign of Emperor Yongle at the beginning of the XV century and almost immediately built. 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…

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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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The tragic message of ancient
The Sphinx looks at the City of the Gods I have a friend. His name Vassiliev Yury Ivanovich Vasiliev works at the all-Russian center of eye and plastic surgery chief…

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