Who built the tunnels under Europe?
In the old days any more or less self-respecting city or castle had its dungeons and underground passages. At least so people think. So, by themselves, these underground structures are…

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Top 20 best sculptures in the world
In the modern world presents a huge variety of sculptures for every taste. Perhaps each of them will have its admirers, but only a few known to a wider audience.…

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The Church in nice. The Tsesarevich Nicholas.

Today we would like to tell you about the heir to the throne is crown Prince Nicholas, with the tragic fate of which is directly connected to temple relic – the icon of Saint Nicholas.

The heir Tsesarevich and Grand Duke, the first son of crown Prince Alexander Nikolayevich (later Emperor Alexander II) and the Princess Royal (later Empress) Maria Alexandrovna. Was born on 8 September 1843 at Tsarskoe Selo, died on 12 April 1865 in nice. The main feature of the crown Prince, is the cordiality that one of his teachers, A. I. Chivilev, was acknowledged even by excessive. According to him, “the Heir of Grand Duke Nicholas Alexandrovich was smart, capable to work thoughts and sympathized with all its highest interests, Continue reading

The most mysterious places on the planet

On Earth there are many places that frighten and attract attention with its mystery and mystique. Some of them are monuments of ancient culture, and some of these places – the creation of our contemporaries.

Some of the most mysterious places on the planet

Cape Hatteras

This area is called the graveyard of the Atlantic. For the navigation of the U.S. East coast is pretty dangerous. Even in good weather, when visibility is just perfect, it is difficult to pass vehicles. But if it happens a storm or fog (which is often the case), so all the trouble. In addition, the Cape is a very fast course, and in the storm wave height is thirteen meters. Near the Cape, where the Gulf stream collides with the Labrador current, observed a unique phenomenon – turbulent swirls and fountains up to 30 meters in height, consisting of a mixture of sea foam, shells and sand. They represent a great danger for sailors. Continue reading

10 Gothic cathedrals of medieval Europe.

Gothic cathedrals this is not the iconic structures of the ancient Goths, and the temples, built in the Gothic style of architecture. This architectural style emerged in France in the 12th century, it replaced the Romanesque style.

Gothic architecture spread throughout Western Europe and continued to evolve until the 16th century. With the advent of the Renaissance, the Gothic style began to lose its value. Best Gothic style manifested in the architecture of cathedrals, temples and monasteries. For Gothic narrow and high tower, with a pointed top arches, columns, colorful stained-glass Windows and an ornate facade. An integral part of Gothic art is sculpture. The gloomy figures of gargoyles and mythical creatures served as a particularly common decoration on the walls. The combination of iridescent stained glass, gorgeous patterns and stone statues of figures create an inimitable ensemble. Continue reading

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