Among the sights of Sweden old Lech castle is notable for its age and fantastic architecture. Built in 1298 by Bishop Brynolf Algotsson, it often changed owners (including the Royal family) until it became the property of the Swedish state. In fairness we must admit that the original building has remained virtually the Foundation.
In 1470 there occurred a strong fire and the new owner, the Bishop of Brynolf Verlassen, rebuilding it anew. During the reformation the castle became the property of king Gustav I Vasa. In 1543 the owner of the castle becomes the Regent Sture Swant. Then his cousin, Hobenshield Belike. For two years the castle became the property of Sweden, so the king struggled with the extravagance among the nobility. After the execution Bilke, accused of treason, the castle was a wedding present to the Duke Johan Estergetland.
Each owner made changes to the project. Further reconstruction, especially when the Chancellor of Delagardi in 1615, made his masterpiece and a triumph of the Baroque style, only emerging at that time in Scandinavia. For restoration invited the best artists, architects and sculptors of the world. At that time the castle was at its peak. Its name, the castle was in 1684 when its owner became a burnt, Papagaya called “the captain of the Lech”. Continue reading
Now, let me responsibly say that the Great wall is not a legend, it does exist, it stretches for miles 5660, she is really over two thousand years. I visited there in September 2002, with your own eyes examined about fifty kilometers of the wall and spoke personally with a credible Chinese Museum workers, rasskazovsky about the history of the Wall.
In fact, the actual wall is only part of the grandiose fortifications on the border between agricultural civilization and nomadic steppe. The characters “Chan” and “Chan” (Japanese reading “those” and “Jo”), which form the name of the great Wall in Chinese and Japanese, does not mean “great-wall” and “long-strengthening” – the difference is noticeable, isn’t it? It is possible to allocate four basic components Chan-Chen:(1) FORTS and fortresses at the passes; (2) the chain of watchtowers; (3) rear garrisons and a network of signal towers; (4) the actual wall, between guard towers in a single line. Continue reading
This country, in which 12 months in a year reigns Sunny weather and holiday atmosphere. To begin acquaintance with Ethiopia by the ancient cities of Axum and Gondar. The first one is just steeped in an atmosphere of antiquity, it was founded more than three thousand years ago, for a long time the city was ruled by a series of Solomonidou. The most famous building, the Church of the virgin Mary. According to one legend, the sanctuary was hidden a valuable relic – the ark of the Covenant, which the city brought the king Menelik. Gondar is famous for the superb castles of the 16th – 18th centuries, one of them opened a Historical Museum dedicated to the fascinating history of the city. In the surroundings of Gondar, you can see the complex of ancient monasteries, Dating from the 13th – 15th centuries, there are many pools with healing spring water. Continue reading