The Gothic interior.
Gothic - the next stage in the development of medieval art, second pan-European style. The term "Gothic" coined by Italian humanists to denote everything that is not related to classic,…

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The secrets of Gothic cathedrals
Gothic – a style that became the hallmark of the middle Ages. She was not the only style of the era, but only the last and perhaps the most spectacular.…

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The Gothic Cathedral of our lady of Tortosa
In Tortosa, in one of the hottest cities in Catalunya is the majestic Gothic Cathedral of our lady of Tortosa . built in 1347 on the basis of the Romanesque…

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Northern Cyprus. Famagusta

For one of the dinners I met a married couple who travel from Istanbul. Svetlana, our compatriot in the past, former athlete, he once met on the basis of shared Hobbies professional sports with a Turk (I can’t remember his name), and ten years ago moved to Istanbul. Now they have two children, the eldest of whom went on sporting the footsteps of their parents, and every year they rest on the Turkish part of Cyprus, complaining about expensive roaming between essentially two Turkish territories. She told me and suggested what things cost, how to get there and most importantly – how to find the nearest supermarket and to walk there without the risk of heatstroke. Same evening, as soon as I feel better so much that I ventured to foray outside of the hotel, we went there in search of cheaper, rather than in the restaurant, food and water.

The path was very pleasant, as promised, Svetlana. You had to walk along the beach, past the private beach until you see on the left of the underpass under the road, “more like a collector”. So it went, right on the water, sometimes plunging, why the heat is barely felt. On the shoreline outside of the official beaches were more narrow and wild, but fairly clean. Here and there rested the Turkish-capriccietto family, throwing sand on their mats and baskets of food. Continue reading

The great wall and other fortifications

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

ATTRACTIONS OF ETHIOPIA

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

Megalith
The term was coined in 1849 by the English Explorer A. H. in the book Cyclops Christianus. and in 1867 formally adopted at the Congress in Paris [1]. The term…

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MYSTERIES OF THE CAVES OF AJANTA
India is ancient country of fabulous wealth which were always legendary. But even she can sometimes surprise! As the casket with a secret, she sometimes lifts the veil of mystery…

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