The Duomo Cathedral of Milan, bearing the name of Santa Maria Nascente. This Gothic Church was built for nearly six centuries, and today is the fifth largest Cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy. The Duomo is located on the place where once was the center of the Roman Mediolanum, – this is confirmed by the fact that modern streets either radiate from the Cathedral or surround it. Under the building of the Duomo you can see the early Christian baptistery, built in 335, the year, is one of the oldest Christian baptistery in Europe.
In 1386, the year Archbishop Antonio da Saluzzo began construction of the Cathedral, which coincided with the coming to power in Milan of Gian Galeazzo Visconti. The first architect was appointed Simone da Orsenigo, which planned to build the Cathedral in Lombard Gothic style. However, Visconti wanted to follow the fashion trends of European architecture, and therefore invited the French engineer Nicolas de Bonaventure, who added the style “rayonnant Gothic” – French style, not common in Italy. He also decided that the brick structure should be marble. In 1402, the year Jan, Galeazzo died – by this time the Cathedral was only half completed, and construction was frozen nearly to the end of the century. Continue reading
We live in a city where there are many buildings, whose history reminds us of the people, famed in Europe, the name Augsburg. When you don’t know pass by without much interest. But once you get to know that famous people lived here or even stayed, start to look different. We all come from childhood: drawn only to things that are of interest to us. And famous people is always interesting.
The house-Museum of Bertolt Brecht
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On the channel of the river Lech, in typical burgher house 16-17 centuries, February 10, 1898, was born the most famous of writers of Augsburg – Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht. Continue reading
Whether you love to travel as much as we? To touching the centuries-old history to travel back to the Renaissance with the image of the unique paintings beginning with the Renaissance and ending with Baroque. Or go to a unique place where magnificent architectural monuments, Gothic castles and fortifications, narrow winding streets and huge areas of the magnificent heart of Europe – Prague.
Such an opportunity to the students of our Lyceum during the autumn holidays. We started our tour from the capital of Hungary – Budapest located on the Danube river, which divides the city into two parts. Right-Bank Buda is located on small hills, creating the impression of a color mosaic in places where dense development shines through the dark green wooded hills. Beside her, a little more to the North is Castle hill and the Old town stands out on the background of the city of green dome of the Royal Palace and slender tower of the Church of Matthew. Buda is the oldest part of the city; here are preserved the oldest and most interesting monuments of the capital. Continue reading