Architectural tradition of India
Ideal scheme of the Indian temple is composed of large, rectangular courtyards grouped together, surrounded by walls with monumental gates (Toran), leading to the four cardinal points. In the center…

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10 of the most interesting temples of India
India is a deeply religious country. The majority of the population followers of Hinduism about 80% of the population, still live here 13% Muslims and the rest practice Buddhism, Sikhism,…

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Svirzh Castle

Svirzh of Zamakshari to see in the archival documents of 1530, when it belonged to the noble family of SvirZ. But the modern form it has acquired from the mid-seventeenth century, since the transition in the property of count A. Zetner (name given to a whole district — Cetnarski and Botanical garden in Lviv). Earl ordered to rebuild and significantly strengthen the castle.

There are suggestions that the idea of Cetera to strengthen the Svirzh castle was made famous fortifier, General of artillery Paul Rozycki. Work on reconstruction of the castle was carried out around the same time, when General Rozycki built in Lviv just two Arsenal — Royal and Senyavsky.

Despite its favorable defensive location (the castle is located on mount Belz and was surrounded by impassable marshes, ponds, at the foot of the walls — moats and a drawbridge), Continue reading

Attractions Germany

Zwinger

Built in 1711-1728 the years, the architectural ensemble in Dresden is one of the most significant buildings in the late Baroque style in Europe. Beautiful, ornate pavilions and the monumental gallery and a yard full of beautiful fountains, zavorajivayut thousands of visitors. The Palace is decorated with unique collection of exotic plants, as well as a unique collection of porcelain, which are both works of Chinese masters of the fifteenth century, and less well-known products from Meissen.

Neuschwanstein Castle

New Swan stone – the translation of the name of this castle is one of the magnificent monuments of Bavaria and one of the largest tourist centers in Germany. Located above the bend of the river Pollak in the Bavarian-Tyrolean Alps, neo-pseudo-Mauritian-neo-Gothic castle of the XIX century stone wonder of the world, at first glance, even unrealistic. Suffice it to say that this is the world famous architectural wonder was built for king Ludwig II, an admirer of the operas of Wagner and the German sagas, and became the prototype for the castle at Disneyland. Modeled on medieval castles, today the castle is the most visited monument in Germany. Continue reading

The winter Palace

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

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