General view of temple complex
While in the 60-ies of XX century in some strange hill in Turkey began to claim the title of the oldest structures on Earth, the oldest religious structure on the…

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What is the Cathedral
In the middle ages in all the countries of Western Europe received recognition from the Roman Catholic branch of Christianity. Each rural or urban community built their own Church. Communities…

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The Gothic quarter in Barcelona. What to see?

The Gothic quarter is a district of Barcelona, home to magnificent medieval buildings, there are several major monuments.

The history of the Gothic quarter is rooted in the very ancient times, in the times of Roman rule over Spain. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the city, and with it quarter fell into decay, but only in order to blossom in the most glorious days of Catalonia when it was the Kingdom of Aragon. Most of the building dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. The tumultuous events in the history of Catalonia and Spain in the following century and again could affect the safety of local attractions, but fortunately for the tourists. the block stood on their foundations firmly.

The sights of the Gothic quarter

In the neighborhood you can find a huge number of interesting medieval buildings and some buildings are real sights, a magnet for tourists. Continue reading

The Cathedral (Duomo)

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

The great structures

This publication is dedicated to the Great constructions of the USSR and Russia, those buildings are one of its existences prove the power and might of our own country want to meet. THE GREAT STRUCTURES

At the bottom of each building is a link to all the pictures in the archive!

Well it because we all live in Primorye we should all know about Voroshilov Battery on Russky island that is why she is entrusted with a great honor to open a Hit Parade of GREAT FACILITIES

Voroshilov battery on the island of Russian

In the reform of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in 1997 battery, as a combat unit was disbanded, and on its basis was established branch of the Military historical Museum of Pacific fleet “Voroshilov battery”.

In the spring of 1931 it was decided — to strengthen the defences of Vladivostok. The Commission headed by the people’s Commissar of defense K. Voroshilov chose for the new “springboard” island height near the Eastern corner of the Bay Novik. Continue reading

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