Walk through the Gothic quarter in Barcelona
In Barcelona's Gothic quarter is actually great to just get lost, going from one narrow streets to another, to wander among the chaotic urban planning, to feel the atmosphere and…

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Cave of skeletons in Thailand
The planet has many mysterious places . in which happen to be explained neither by science nor by the logic of events.Very often, these anomalous places shrouded in secrets and…

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Walk through the Gothic quarter in Barcelona

In Barcelona’s Gothic quarter is actually great to just get lost, going from one narrow streets to another, to wander among the chaotic urban planning, to feel the atmosphere and spirit of the middle ages. My first acquaintance with the Gothic quarter was exactly that – we just wandered and swerved through the streets of the old part of town, but then to our surprise it turned out that we wandered in all corners of the quarter, it was a shame. A year later, I wandered through the Gothic quarter with the card, and was satisfied because he saw all the wealth the area. Map of the Gothic quarter in Barcelona was very convenient, in addition to the medieval picture, as well as a handy diagram of the quarter, it offers and route description of the historical places, best option is not found! Offer to Your attention a medieval picture + scheme quarter.

And now, some history from Wikipedia: actually the name of the quarter received because of its medieval buildings. The quarter begins from Plaza Catalunya, La Rambla stretches from Avenue of via Lautan. Typical of medieval towns chaotic layout is preserved in the Gothic quarter. The quarter consists of narrow winding streets, many of which are closed to travel. Most of the buildings date from the XIV—XV centuries, however, sohranilis Roman monuments. The quarter was inhabited during the reign of Octavian August. 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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