One of the main fortifications of ancient Chernihiv — the moat surrounding castle — discovered by archaeologists during excavations on the corner of Kirponos and the Black Prince in the regional center.
As the correspondent of UKRINFORM research fellow of the Institute of archaeology of NASU, candidate of historical Sciences Elena Chernenko, the existence of this ditch and its approximate location, the archaeologists have known for a long time. He was marked on maps of Chernihiv of the eighteenth century, since then still stood open. In 1803, during the General redevelopment of the city moat was filled in. Then it was razed to the ground and other defense facilities of the Chernihiv fortress: the moat that surrounded Detinet, and the ancient ramparts.
During excavations in the 70-80-ies of the last century archaeologists sometimes encountered on the edge of the ditch of Okolny castle, but to open it to full width and to explore properly managed for the first time. Continue reading
Notre Dame Cathedral built in the Western part of the island the Sieve, on a place where in the I century ad was a Roman altar dedicated to Jupiter. Among the Gothic churches of France the Cathedral of Notre Dame stands out austere grandeur of its appearance. Depending on the time of day and weather its silhouette is painted in various tones of grey from steel to smoke. And in the evening, in the rays of the setting sun towers of the Cathedral look pink-ash…
In beauty, proportions, the degree of realization of the idea of Gothic art, the Cathedral of Notre Dame is an absolutely unique phenomenon. Today, looking at its holistic and harmonious ensemble, it is impossible to believe that the temple was built almost two hundred years, he repeatedly reworked and capital was restored.
The construction of the Cathedral began in 1163 in Paris Bishop Maurice de Sully. The first stone in its Foundation was laid by Pope Alexander III. In the construction process, which ended only in the mid XIV century, the original plan of the Cathedral has undergone several changes, taking the Mature Gothic art. Continue reading
Because on the last day before leaving to go skiing I couldn’t because of an injured leg, and until evening we had to do something, I decided to go to t the th writecheck the capital of Transylvania – Brasov, located in 12 kilometers from Poiana Brasov, and slowly, literally on one leg to read it. In the old days the town was known as Brasco, Brasso, Stephanopolis, Kronstadt, and from 1950 to 1960 was called Orasul Stalin (in honor of Joseph Stalin). Today Brasov is often referred to as the Romanian Salzburg, because the appearance of the old part of the city fancy mixed Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and late style of national romanticism.
Pjaca Sfatului, or Council house, is the oldest and the most famous square of Brasov, where there is a large number of medieval buildings, historical and architectural monuments of different times – from the 14th to the 19th century. In the middle of Place Sfatului is a former city Council with a peaked tower of the 15th century, inside which houses the historical Museum. Continue reading