The great wall of China - a huge massive defensive structure
Defender of the Church and a tireless warrior, Charlemagne during the lifetime became a legend. The son of king Pepin the Short and Queen Bertha Bigfoot, he was proclaimed Emperor…

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Underground structures
The last decade has put before the NIIOSP specialists a number of new scientific, engineering and technical problems associated with the comprehensive development of underground space of cities. The underground…

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The Gothic quarter of Barcelona

Barcelona’s Gothic quarter is the oldest part of the city. Originally on this site stood the Roman settlement of Barcino, originated from Barcelona. Today the Gothic quarter is for tourists the most popular.

The main attraction of the Gothic quarter is considered the Barcelona Cathedral (la Catedral) with a magnificent facade in Gothic style. Inside the Cathedral there is an outdoor patio where live 13 white geese. Catalans believe that their whiteness is the embodiment of purity Saint Eulalia, which took an agonizing death at the hands of the Gentiles. Eulalia was exactly 13 years, so the geese are here too 13.

B Barcelona’s Gothic quarter is the medieval complex of buildings which for five hundred years was the residence of the Catalan monarchs. The size of the King is the center of the Gothic quarter. According to some reports, on 3 April 1493, it is the square of the Catalan king Ferdinand received Christopher Columbus after his first voyage to America. Continue reading

10 most mysterious places of Moscow

For anybody not a secret that every city has its secrets and mysteries. In almost every city there is a mystical, mysterious places, and also whole regions, inhabited by ghosts or dreams come true. Here and Moscow is no exception. In our capital there are also places from which the blood run cold in your veins or, on the contrary, a person begins to feel a surge of energy and emotion.

Many guests and residents of the capital are trying to get around these places side – it is understandable, because not everyone is ready to hear and see something frightening and shocking to the common people. But if You’re not afraid of creepy details and love the thrill, then this article is for You, because here we will talk about 10 most mysterious places in Moscow!

1. Once, long ago, on the territory of Ostankino estate of the Sheremetev family was the cemetery… suicide. Today it is difficult to judge the heavy energy of a place or a fatal combination of circumstances, but many serfs actress had been drowned in the lakes. That is why the place is called “Garcinia ponds”. Continue reading