The winter Palace was built for Empress Elisabeth on the project of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-1762 years and until 1917 it remained the main Imperial residence. This fourth stone the Winter Palace.
In the first third of the eighteenth century Peter the great on the Palace embankment, in the place where today is the Hermitage theatre was built the Winter Palace. He did not survive, but in the end of XX century during the reconstruction of the Hermitage theatre was reconstructed some interiors of the Winter Palace of Peter I is a Museum.
During the reign of the Empress Anna Ioannovna there was a need of construction of a new Imperial winter residence. The site was chosen on the Palace embankment, so that the main facade of the Palace faces the Admiralty. The construction of the second of the Winter Palace by the project of F. B. Rastrelli was completed in 1735. Continue reading
Rococo, architecture rokokosaal (Rococo) style in art and architecture that originated in France during the Regency (1715-1723) and reached its climax during the reign of Louis XV, moved to other countries of Europe and dominated it until the 1780s.
The Rococo style of architecture was a continuation of the Baroque or, more precisely, its modification, corresponding to the Cutesy, frilly time.
He made the architecture of any new structural elements, but had used the old, not constraining themselves when consumed by any tradition and having in mind, principally, the achievement of decorative showiness. Distinguished by gracefulness, ease, intimate and flirtatious character.
Replacing heavy Baroque, Rococo was both a logical result of its development, and its artistic antipode. Baroque Rococo combines the aspiration to perfection of forms, however, if Baroque tends to the monumental solemnity, Rococo prefer grace and ease. Continue reading
Paris police have discovered unmarked in the plans of the cave under the city center an entertainment complex consisting of a cinema and restaurant.
As reported on the website of the Guardian newspaper, the police has no idea about who its owner is. According to police, were found in the cave of the swastika, Celtic crosses and stars of David, adjacent to each other, indicating that there was going to members of some sect or secret society. The members of the special police detachment responsible for security in the underground Paris, came upon the cave while training under the Palais de Chao, which is not far from the Eiffel tower across the river Seine. Entering the dungeon through a manifold near the Trocadero, the police saw a piece of canvas with the inscription: “under construction. Trespassing”.
For a tarp, they found a Desk and camera, which automatically removed all those passing by. When a person in the camera field of view start audio recording of dogs barking, “clearly designed to scare people”. Continue reading