Conservatory named after Sobinov

Temple of art in the southern Gothic style

One of the main architectural pride of Saratov. The ancient Gothic castle – is quite understandable in the environment of the capital of the Volga-Germans. However, the Gothic building of this great University is much younger than the style in which it is performed, which, however, does not reduce neither its beauty nor grandeur.

Saratov Imperial Russian musical society, Moscow Conservatory began its official existence in 1912 is named in honor of crown Prince Alexei, the third Conservatory in Russia. It will not only third, but also one of the strongest in the country. In 1918, the Conservatory was nationalized, will be called “state”, and in 1935 was given the name of a famous singer Leonid Sobinov, the largest representative of classical Russian vocal school, performing in these walls.

This building was built ten years before formation of the Conservatoire in 1902 (architect A. Y. Ahn). First, there was the music school. In fact, the school of music and was not abolished: after all, this level of education before Conservatory – to the previous one, as without it? The school remained in place, and is still renowned as the leading musical talents. But the same building 1912 before the opening of the Conservatory survived the reconstruction (architect Continue reading

Famous Gothic buildings

This Church was built for Maria Feodorovna, who recently moved from Denmark and buried in the Peter and Paul Cathedral. She was a Protestant, so for her to built a building of an Orthodox temple in the style that she was familiar from childhood. It was visited only by the Royal family. Upon returning to our country, the body of the Empress was transported first to this Church, where it was the day, and then transferred to the Peter and Paul fortress. Service today, there are infrequently, about four times a year. Rest of the time, the temple serves as a Museum.

The Lutheran Church of St. Michael

The Evangelical Lutheran St. Michael’s Cathedral is a Church in St. Petersburg. who knows the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria. It is located on Middle Avenue Vasilevsky island, where during the reign of Tsar Peter I settled the Germans that came to his service. In this place was going to make the center of St. Petersburg.

In 1731 there was a cadet corps, and in one of the areas it has established a separate community for the children of Lutherans. Three years later it was consecrated Continue reading



France will make your vacation great at any time of the year. But especially the colorful French city becomes on Christmas eve.

Going on vacation in winter, it is very important to develop an optimal travel route.

If you are not a fan of winter sports and don’t want a whole week of basking under the tropical sun, it is best to go to one of the European countries, such as France.

France will make your vacation great at any time of the year. But especially the colorful French city becomes on Christmas eve.

In France a huge number of churches, perhaps the most interesting of them are the cathedrals: Chartres Cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris, the Strasbourg Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Church in nice.

Artsci Cathedral, one of the first Gothic cathedrals of France, located just one hour drive from Paris. The first mentions of it date back to the 12th century. In the 13th century in the Cathedral had a major fire, resulting in most of the building burnt down, and this monument was completely rebuilt from scratch in the Gothic style. However, out of the fire managed to save one of the main shrines – “the tunic of the virgin Mary”, which since then is stored in the Cathedral Treasury.

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