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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

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 fixing solution, the polygonal masonry, cyclopean buildings, amazing arches and pillars, sarcophagi, jewelry and carved out of solid rock – all this I managed to see not far in Mexico, Peru or Egypt, and almost by our side, in Sunny Turkey! It would seem that this country has long been well-known. Continue reading

20 most mysterious places on earth

The researcher is of the world and its mysteries through Google Earth hiding under the name H21 (about himself, he indicated only that he was French, and his work is connected with medicine), asks the question: Where exactly are 20 of the greatest mysteries of all times and peoples. A selection of mysteries, of course have to leave on his conscience, but it is really interesting.

So, the list:

1 Treasure of Rennes le Chateau – the Treasure of Rennes-Le-château. This mystery connected with the knights Templar, the Holy Grail and other treasures of the middle Ages. Maybe all this nonsense owner of the local hotel, maybe not.

2 Nessi – The Loch Ness Monster. Probably everyone has heard about the Loch Ness monster, but few remember where the lake is.

3 Sea Serpent – Sea Serpents. A monster similar to Nessie, but living in salty waters. I doubt that you would meet him. Continue reading

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