Reims Cathedral
Travel companies which work with French operators note a growing interest of travelers to the ancient city of Reims, which is one of monumentality Gothic cathedrals "Notre-Dame de Reims". Travel…

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The civilization of the ancient demons of Sri Lanka
In recent years more and more talk about the three ancient centers of culture where there was a written language. One of them apparently Chinese, the other two are connected…

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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

Gothic Prague

Good day. In the latest episode of our program “a walk through Historical Prague monuments” welcome Lucia Dvořák. Today we will talk about the architecture of Prague Gothic of the period.

The Gothic style penetrated to Prague in the 1st half of the 13th century simultaneously with the emergence of new monastic orders: Dominicans, mineralov, the poor Clares and magdalenian. The Gothic period lasted until the early 16th century. During this period, especially during the reign of Charles the Fourth, Prague expressive rose, as it was founded the New town of Prague. Prague thus became one of the largest European cities. March 3, 1348, the year of Charles the Fourth gave a Charter and already on March 26 was laid the first stone of the city. In the New town is still a few Gothic Church buildings.

Italian humanist Umberto Decembrio in 1399, the year of Prague wrote:

“The beautiful buildings, the city puts up, lots of pretty streets around the centre, and each of them are then of special proceedings are held. Great are unfinished temples that Karel the Fourth during his life, commanded to build “. Continue reading

10 common misconceptions about the greatest structures of the world

Great architectural buildings that successfully withstood the test of time . despite the devastating warriors and natural disasters, often fraught with many mysteries and secrets.

The construction of many of them overgrown with legends and myths . which remain in the history through the centuries and reaches us. We offer together with us to dispel various myths about the most famous of the great buildings of mankind.

Blind the architects of St. Basil’s Cathedral?

Located on red square in Moscow world famous St. Basil’s Cathedral . also known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the blessed virgin Mary . striking in its beauty even contemporaries. The temple with brightly painted domes reminiscent of a fairytale Palace.

The Cathedral is included in the list of world heritage of UNESCO . it was built in 1555-1561 by order of Ivan the terrible . According to the legend, the king ordered to blind the architects after completion of the work, so they could never build anything more beautiful this Cathedral. Continue reading