Reformed Gothic Church, wooden bell tower in the village Chetfalva
Sharp wooden spire of the bell tower rises above the stone Church. Only up close you can see that this is not one, but two separate buildings, standing very close…

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The material and the construction of a Gothic Cathedral
The basis of Gothic design amounted to a cross ribbed vault (a rib - shaped protruding rib of a Gothic cross vault). Usually the edges of the arch emphasized the…

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The views from the tower Dovmont

In 1982, for the first time since the 1950s, repaired the roof and praporom the Dovmont (Smerda) tower, first mentioned in 1433, and laid over now Smetime gate of the Kremlin, the level of which it is possible now to understand the level Veche square. Dovmont town in Pskov called the springs “City Domantovo wall”.

Dovmontova tower is completely distorted Gothic pseudohistorical the mid-nineteenth century, have been researched and published materials of the Discharge order stored in the Moscow Archives of the Ministry of Justice (the famous volume DEPARTMENT that appeared in the early twentieth century before World War I) and its containing a list of the Pskov fortress, prepared, generally, by the Governor and containing sufficiently detailed descriptions of the fortifications, and “outfits” (guns) on them.

In the end, Nicholas initiated the First of the first restoration of the Pskov Kremlin, without any justification brought into the Gothic, and even Percy (legit wall of the Pskov Krom) refused inclined and not vertical, as it should be and, in addition, inflated by several meters, which “pulled” the error in height all surrounding areas of the fortress wall at the further restorations. Continue reading

The monastery of St. Theodore Stratelates (Chelter-Koba)

Chelter-Koba is one of the cave monasteries of the Crimea, which is located in Bakhchisaray region, in the valley of Belbek river, at a distance of one kilometer from the village Bolshaya Sadovaya (Tash-Basta). Translated from the Crimean Tatar language the name of Chelter-Koba means Lattice-cave or Cave grill.

Chelter-Koba is one of the cave monasteries of the Crimea, which is located in Bakhchisaray region, in the valley of Belbek river, at a distance of one kilometer from the village Bolshaya Sadovaya (Tash-Basta). Translated from the Crimean Tatar language the name of Chelter-Koba means Lattice-cave or Cave grill (çilter — grill, netting;. qoba — cave). Continue reading

Tomsk catacombs

Tomsk underground: reality rooted in the myths? Engaged in the study of problems of Tomsk dungeons, I was amazed at the abundance of witnesses. They said that during excavation works in the basement or on the coastal slopes of the rivers found underground passages, and fortified with larch struts and timbers, or brick vaults. My University classmate Tomic Gregory Dubner claimed that the failure of the Gromov near bath saw the underground passage gigantic, fortified by a brick arch.

Dungeons very often met in the preparation of pits for construction. In 2003 Boris Maltsev, in a live interview on TV-2, Tomsk devoted to the dungeons, challenging me, said that most of them faced with them, being a Builder, and that they laid Tomsk merchants.

Along with the stories of eyewitnesses, Tomsk catacombs devoted to the huge wave of rumors. Scosta rumor attributes them to an enormous size. Area this object supposedly goes far beyond the scope of modern Tomsk, and there are moves under Tom. In depth, they extend far beyond imagination. According to rumors, under the current prospectus of Lenin is a huge underground passage, he is called “the Tomsk station”. Oddly enough, the frequent failures of soil along the Avenue casinobaccarat this rumor. But this is only rumored. Continue reading