The Cathedral of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris)
The Cathedral of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris)— the geographical and spiritual “heart” of Paris, located in the Eastern part of île de La Cité, in place of the first Christian Church in Paris — St. Stephen’s Basilica, built, in turn, the site of the Gallo-Roman temple of Jupiter.
In the world there are many magnificent cathedrals, but not all of them are known as Notre-Dame de Paris. This is one of the acknowledged masterpieces of architecture, a monument of history and culture.
ILE DE LA CITÉ
Like a ship Ile de La Cité was repeatedly conquered by the Romans, he was struck by the hordes of Huns and other foreigners, but despite the adversity he continued sailing through the centuries of history “and in the calm and in the storm”. No wonder the coat of arms of Paris is a ship sailing on waves, with the motto: “It shakes, but does not sink”.
Many visitors of Paris start their acquaintance with him from the Ile de La Cité. Because here is the ancestor of the ancient churches of France — famous Notre Dame Cathedral, which is the pride of the country, praised by poets and writers, captured in the paintings of famous artists
Here it is – Cape “ship” under the name “the Island of Continue reading
The most mysterious places on the planet that cause silent horror and interest at the same time.
In present world, everything is accelerating: if some cities are growing with cosmic speed, others are quickly abandoned. Ruin, lack of development or man-made disasters force people to leave their homes. The once flourishing city come into disrepair and become overgrown terrifying rumors, attracting only the most desperate tourists. The combination of mystery and danger arouses interest and against the will attract attention, and the view of nature that quietly captures created by people, returns us to an understanding of his own insignificance in the face of time.
This incredible city year 1341, Sichan or “Lion City”, flooded during the construction of the HPP. The city went under water, and around there was one of the most picturesque artificial lakes with 1078 Islands.
Abandoned military hospital in the city of Beelitz, Germany
The town is located 40 kilometers from the capital of Germany. During the First and Second world war the hospital was used by the military, and in 1916 it was treated Adolf Hitler. After WWII the hospital was in the Soviet zone of occupation and became the largest hospital outside the Soviet Union. In 1995 Continue reading
The Caucasus many times been the target of invasions by foreign aggressors, but one of the most destructive was the Mongol invasion. The first reconnaissance units of the Mongols appeared in the Caucasus in 1220-1222, but the conquest of the steppes and foothills of the North Caucasus was the result of large-scale campaigns of 1237-1240. With fire and sword passing through the Caucasus, the Mongols defeated the Kipchaks, Circassians and Alans. The Alan settlements in the plains of Chechnya and Ingushetia were wiped off the face of the earth.
The Mongols tried to penetrate and in the mountains, inhabited by Vainakh tribes, but met there with stubborn resistance and failed to break. Tactical properties wooded and rough terrain helped the highlanders to defend their positions and created insurmountable difficulties to the Mongolian warriors, who grew up in the steppes. Therefore maintained its independence from the Mongols and the mountaineers of Dagestan and retreated to the mountains a part of the Alans and Circassians.
However, the Mongols soon abandoned attempts to conquer the inhabitants of the mountain gorges. Historical Chronicles report that in 50-70-ies of the XIII century in the North Caucasus continued armed struggle of local people against the Mongol invaders. However, easily accessible steppes and foothills firmly entrenched in the world of the Empire the descendants of Chinggis Khan. After its collapse, several Mongol States (uluses), the North Caucasian lowlands were ceded to the ulus of Jochi, or Golden Horde. Dzhuchieva ulus khans, whose power was spread Continue reading