Motherland
Nits the Americans made "the Motherland" in the list of the most absurd buildings Before may 9 the American edition included the memorial "Motherland" in the list of the most…

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Mysteries of history
  In 1938 an archaeological expedition Dr. Chi PU TEI into the mountains Bayan-Kara-Ula in China made a stunning discovery in caves that have preserved the remnants of some ancient…

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The most mysterious place in St. Petersburg

The most mysterious place in St. Petersburg.

This Sunday I visited one of the most mysterious places in St. Petersburg.

This place is widely known.

But I have in the last few years have not encountered a single eyewitness who had been there.

This place is easily accessible and a narrow circle of people often goes there (it’s not the top of the Alexander column, which everyone knows, but no one there was.

But at this point almost no one has gone before.

In any case, almost certainly, none of the readers there this year was not.

Try to guess.

Try at least approximately to guess what this place is.

It is a mysterious and rare place – the state academic Capella of St. Petersburg.

Yesterday there was a concert dedicated to the Day of the Lyceum.

October 19 – opening day, the birthday of the Lyceum.

Performed works on poems by Pushkin.

I wouldn’t got to a concert (vanity, you know), but promised that it would be a very good guide that guides the courtyards and inner rooms of the Chapel.

And I’ve always wanted to walk through the Chapel and something extra to know about their yards.

The chapel for me is a place where I think of my student youth.

I remember how after the show I ran through the yards on the subway to Continue reading

Ancient underground structures

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE METRO

a survey on the construction of the underground railroad in Moscow appeared at city Council repeatedly: in 1902, was considered the project of engineer P. I. Balinskiy, in 1912 — the project of engineer P. P. yureneva and others. In 1918-1920 architectural Studio, headed by A. V. Shchusev and I. V. Zholtovsky, in the reconstruction of the capital was proposed to construct the subway. This quick and convenient form of transport attracted the attention of specialists. But the need for it at the time is not yet ripe. If the existing sizes of passenger traffic could still do without the metro.

Before 1917, Moscow was served by two modes of public passenger transport — tram and horse riding. In the first years of Soviet power have increased the number of tram routes, and in 1924 opened bus traffic. By 1931 the population of the capital compared with the pre-revolutionary time has doubled. Moscow had a dense network of tram tracks and about 200 buses. 90% the volume of passenger transportation had the tram 9% — on the bus. The trams were overloaded beyond measure. On the bus was talking about how foreign the new. Then there was the need to build an underground road.

In 1931 on the basis of conducted surveys and engineering-geological Continue reading

Mysterious spider tower

Mysterious spider tower had baffled even scientists

Surveying the trees in the forests of the Amazon, the graduate student found three others of similar design and reflected on their photos. Then he posted their pictures on various websiteOh, to find out what creature creates these structures. “They were all on a small island near the research center Tambopata and had small sizes – about 2 inches in diameter. Maybe someone will be able to explain their origin” said Troy to the visitors websites. But no one could give a clear answer. Moreover, tiny tower has baffled even scientists.

The first drew attention to the photosgraphy Troy biologist Phil Torres (Phil Torres) who has posted a linkson the page with mysterious photos on Twitter and thus began the discussion.

“I have no idea what it is and who has created this structure” said the entomologist from the Smithsonian tropical research Institute (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute), William Eberhard (William Eberhard).

“I saw photosgraphy, but was not able to understand which animal is responsible for creating the Continue reading

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