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Absheron region

The Absheron Lighthouse

The Eastern part of the Absheron Peninsula of the greater Caucasus. The Absheron called acting in the Caspian sea Absheron Peninsula to the Islands of Absheron and Baku archipelagos and adjacent to the West of the foothills of Gobustan. The Absheron Peninsula is the capital of Azerbaijan Baku v. The Absheron Peninsula is about 8 thousand sq km (9 % of Azerbaijani territory) but live here for more than a quarter of the population. Baku already in the 12th century became an important port on the Caspian sea. Through it was the trade of the East with Northern Europe, Russia, the Baltic States.

Inhabited Absheron since ancient times. There are ancient cyclopean buildings, fortresses, castles, temple of fire worshippers. rock tombs, various monuments of medieval architecture. Intensive construction of castles on the Absheron Peninsula began in the XII century. The elevation of the role of the port city of Baku in the state of Shirvanshahs had demanded the creation of a defensive system in the city, and the entire Absheron Peninsula. Continue reading

The road to the Big dolmen from Camomile meadow

Virtual Korenovsk. Places worth to visit. Shapsug. The Krasnodar territory. The road to the dolmen from the Shapsug a Big camomile meadow (Gradana road)

Kradenoe road so named because in the nineteenth century, local residents were driven along that road on the mountain for chalk (kreid – chalk, Polska. Ukr.). On the panorama are clearly visible chalk road components.

Go to the dolmen Shapsug better on foot, leaving the car down the road. Very beautiful nature around. And very clean and rich air. At certain times of the year just a huge amount of edible mushrooms, so that to gather up in a half-hour a couple of plastic bags of delicious mushrooms in the pan with mushrooms it is always possible, despite the same number of mushroom pickers around, the mushrooms seems to never end.

The dolmen is included in the so-called “Shapsug geopathic zone”, “Shapsug anomalous zone” or “Shapsug triangle”, and, of course, is its main attraction. Continue reading

St. Basil’s Cathedral in Sevastopol

Pokrovsky Cathedral is the main Orthodox temple of Sevastopol. It is located on Bolshaya Morskaya street and always attracts attention by the beauty of architecture and sparkling in the sun domes. Today St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most beautiful sights in Crimea.
Pokrovsky Cathedral was built in 1905 on the project belonging to the architect V. Feldman. He was consecrated in honor of the great feast for Orthodox believers of the Holy virgin. Architect Feldman took as a basis the construction of the Pokrovsky Cathedral Russian churches of the XVI century. He was inspired by them in the erection of the handsome Church and completed the Cathedral of the intercession in pseudo-Russian style. Judge for yourself — 5 domes, columns and Lancet arch, and over the main dome, four 12-sided tower. The altitude of the Pokrovsky Cathedral is 37 meters. Continue reading