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
In the modern world is not too difficult to go somewhere on vacation. The problem is a question of where to go? All of course different ideas about the rest. Some like days on the passage to lie and bask in the sun, others prefer a cultural holiday all other.
Some groups of people mixed Outlook for vacation. These people simply just are not able to choose their lot.
In this paper we consider an unusual and very interesting buildings of the world.
House — basket
In 1997 in the U.S., specifically in Ohio there is a very interesting building in the form of a basket. As it became known later, the building is owned by the company that produced baskets.
The cost of this facility is $ 30 million.
It is a gorgeous building with 20 thousand square feet, which is 2.2 thousand square meters. The weight of the building is about 8500 tons. This weight gives the structure support, which in turn set the weight of 150 tons. Continue reading
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