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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

The BERMUDA TRIANGLE SUBURBS

If you look at the map of Vladimir-Shatura Pressmania, the first notice the almost complete absence of any human settlements – just forests and marshes. And not to say that there is still some hundred years ago was life – do not beat, of course, key, but have not been these places so desolate as now. And the remnants of this life almost could not be found, although some traces, of course, remained. Today, looking at the poorly marked on a large-scale map of the country road, not immediately realize that it is a former postal route from Vladimir in Kolomna. But somewhere on the outskirts of the swamp you suddenly come across a dilapidated brick Church, sullenly staring hollowed eye-sockets of Windows. Go into the forest overgrown with grass beaten track, and where are they – God knows…

Somewhere in the wilds of the forest lurks priglashennyh Husmor – mysterious tract of which few have heard and almost no one saw. Before the revolution there was a “guard” forest cordon, and now it is this wilderness, where no roads, no trails, no. But Rushmore locals remember a wonderful place. According to a few eyewitnesses, there, deep in the forest, towered built from stones of the correct form a hemisphere of 6 m in diameter and 3 meters in height. Around the hemisphere were visible octadecadienic posts. All the buildings were very ancient, overgrown with moss. Continue reading

In China on the lake bottom were discovered the ancient pyramids
About 17 people, including researchers from Russia, are carrying out an expedition in the Chinese province of Yunnan in the area of Alpine lake Fuxian Hu (the height of 1750…

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British archaeologists are sensational excavations at Stonehenge
Archaeologists know that this ancient monument was built in several stages between 3000 BC to 1600 BC, But why? Disputes are very long, and consensus scientists have not yet reached…

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The fortifications of Ancient Rome
Fortress. — The architecture of fortified places has experienced two eras: the era of the allied wars, when each city could be afraid of attacks from the neighbour, and the…

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