Pamplona
Located 385 km North-East of Madrid and 160 km South-East of Bilbao, the Basque name of Iruna. The capital of Navarra is also world famous for the race of bulls…

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The megaliths of Donbass - the legacy of ancient Hyperborea?
In the vicinity of the village Donskoye of Volnovakha district - unsightly rocky soil, where the surface of granite rocks. And yet there is a lot of randomly placed rock…

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The mysterious tunnels of the Log

On the outskirts of the village Bolshoi Log, Aksai district, there is an amazing place, hidden from prying eyes by high hills. However, local residents and so pass by his side: so a lot goes about it different hearings…

Accompanied by the head of the Rostov non-Profit anomalous phenomena service, Andrei Policeman and adventurer Dmitry Mokrushina correspondent “AIF” went to see the mysterious underground tunnels that go deep into one of the don hills.

Who built the underground facilities?

Not knowing exactly where these tunnels, finding them is not easy. Four blackish entrance masked the surrounding hills and dense vegetation. In front of the gaping earth holes — a small flat area. Once the entrances to the tunnels were laid: in places even remained stone walls, subsequently destroyed those who like to climb on the caves. Continue reading

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

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

Brasov – the Romanian Salzburg

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