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The most mysterious places of the Samara

Unsolved mysteries emanates from abandoned cemeteries, churches and bunkers. Even more warmed up interest and imagination of the legend, which tells about the events in these places. In Samara do not have to mysterious places, they are here in abundance. Of course, not all of them are the property of the masses, but to every person it is possible to meet here a harmless Ghost, or become a witness of the poltergeist. If you are going to move and buy an apartment in Samara, you should get acquainted with its most mysterious and mystical places:

Park of culture and leisure.Yu.Gagarin. This is a favorite walking place for many families and couples. The Park is very nice and cozy. But not everyone knows that in Park territory there are nine common graves in which are buried the victims caught in the millstones of political machines in the 30-40x. years. Official data indicate buried here several thousands of the repressed. Continue reading

Nature in architecture

Architecture with birth carries the idea of domination over the native environment. The first extant building type of the stone age, which counts the time history of architecture, — menhirs, upright block of stone. She proudly declares itself in the surrounding landscape, underlined by contrasting the horizontal of the earth its aspiration to the sky. This may sound naive, but from here, from the menhir, has direct access to the Russian bell towers, Gothic cathedrals and the skyscrapers of Manhattan.

Starting with the archaic pore architecture has always sought to master the landscape, occupy a most favorable position to become dominant. Castle, Church, manor invariably find their place on an elevated point of relief, as if mastering a natural situation and spreading around the specific field of his architectural influence. Little has changed the merits of this approach. One of the founders of modern architecture — Le Corbusier said, commenting on his plan: architecture spreads its waves in the surrounding natural landscape like a sounding bell. Continue reading

Notre-Dame de Reims

The Gothic style emerged in the architecture of France in the XII century, and today the country has preserved so many monuments of this style, awesome and unique: each is in its own way, ranging from small chapels to huge, majestic and awe inducing Cathedral.

The most significant works of the Gothic era – the masterpieces of this style in France, includes three of the Cathedral in Chartres, Amiens and Reims.

Reims is the largest city in the champagne – the world-famous French province, and is situated on the plain, on the river vel. The city is surrounded by mountains and vineyards, and its population today is not too great – only about 200 thousand people.

However, Reims is the cradle of the whole of France, and one of the first Christian cities in the country. Continue reading

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