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Fortresses and architectural constructions of antiquity

For those who are over forty, this place is very well known. Perhaps even too well. Not the architectural features of the ancient fortress, and a unique collection of trees in the castle Park attracted the boys of the sixties and seventies of the twentieth century. The ground was literally Packed with the bones of the WWII soldiers and their weapons. Tons of TNT and hundreds of barrels then moved from Balga in the Kaliningrad apartment. Rare the kid didn’t keep in those days under the sofa “faustpatron” or “Schmeisser”, dug on the Balga. The ancient history of the castle in those years, we were interested in smaller than small arms. Meanwhile, this story is so eventful, that there are volumes of research dedicated to the castle Balga.

The Prussians called it Honed. The exact year when the Bay was constructed this fortification, now it is impossible to determine. According to legend the castle was set in the sixth century the legendary founder of the Prussian state, king Wideout. We cannot reject this version, neither confirm. Continue reading

The Cathedral of the twentieth century

The Cathedral of the twentieth century

Not one among several, and the only one designed by the architect such as built in évry (Evry), 30 km South from Paris.

Hearing about it was in the year of completion of construction, 1995. Then in June I went to the place to “see” with Evry Hiking in the cathedrals, which I then took.

Because Paris has its “Golden ring” – the cathedrals, the Gothic, separated from the capital of 80-150 km, the main features of repeating of Notre Dame. Feature its Gothic – the lack of the spires on the towers; they have the “perfect Gothic Cathedral” (the word Viole-Le-Duc) – Chartres. In Saint-Denis, however, were the spires, until one of them broke the zipper in the early 19th century.

The Cathedral of Evry summer. Continue reading

Gothic house

In October they’ll finish the “Gothic house” at Izmaylovsky prospect, 16, and suhomlinova the house on the corner of Yegorova and 5-th Krasnoarmeiskaya. For the sake of restoration of their facades in Companies limited movement.

In October they’ll finish the “Gothic house” at Izmaylovsky prospect, 16, and suhomlinova the house on the corner of Yegorova and 5-th Krasnoarmeiskaya. For the sake of restoration of their facades in Companies limited movement.

The apartment house has three Suhomlinova Egorova street, 18, 5-ya Krasnoarmeyskaya, 12-14, and 6-ya Krasnoarmeyskaya, 9 to 11. The building was built in 1825 by the architect Vasily Mochalskogo, in 1873-1874, the architect Edward Kruger has rebuilt and enlarged the house, and in 1911-1912-m Sergey ginger had another reconstruction of the building. Continue reading

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