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
Megalithic constructions of the Urals.
Megalithic structures are one of the most impressive archaeological sites. Their various types are known in the Mediterranean, in parts of Northern Europe and on the Atlantic coast of Western Europe. Under this concept combined a variety of masonry structures: dolmens, avenues of menhirs, and rock gallery-tombs (Gimbutas 2006). In Eastern Europe up to the present time the only known megalithic structures were the dolmens of the Western Caucasus.
In recent years, appeared of megalithic monuments in the southern Urals, dated to the bronze age. Usually they are presented with avenues of menhirs, however, the sizes of these structures were not as impressive. Therefore, to call these megalithic structures with great care. However, studies over the last five years has led to the opening of a brand new Ural type of monuments that can be named megalithic with good reason.
The opening of the Ural dolmens was largely unexpected for experts, especially since it was made not by archaeologists. In the last 10 years the historians had published information about Ural dolmens, located to the North of the city Pyshma, Sverdlovsk region. The initiator of these searches were Cheerful A. A. and V. G. Nepomnyaschiy. They suggested that these are ancient monuments close to Caucasian and European structures of this Continue reading
The St. Vitus Cathedral
Already more than 600 years, the roofs of Prague Castle can acquire a special charm thanks to the beautiful, ancient spires of St. Vitus Cathedral (St. Vitus Cathedral). This Cathedral is the original name of which is the Cathedral of St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert, one of the largest and most special churches in the Czech Republic. Here is the Archbishop of Prague, and here were buried saints, kings, princes and emperors of Bohemia. There was crowned king of Bohemia until 1836. And besides, this Cathedral is a wonderful example of Gothic architecture.
If you go from the second courtyard to the third, then the first thing you notice will be the impressive Western part of the Cathedral of St. Vitus. There is also the main entrance to the Cathedral. This part of the Cathedral is the new, it was built in the late 19th and early 20th century (see history of the St. Vitus Cathedral). The Western part of the Cathedral can be described as: two high towers and a rotunda. The Creator of this rotunda – Frantisek Kysela, was inspired by old Gothic Windows in famous cathedrals in Paris. Notice the four figures at the bottom, two on each side. They are important people in the new reconstruction of the Cathedral.
When you continue your way to III internal courtyard, passing by the Old Provosty yard, you may Continue reading