Five most mysterious places of Russia
Five most mysterious places of Russia Since ancient times, people have attributed certain localities miraculous properties, granting them with an aura of sacredness or curse. In Russia, too, found a…

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The most mysterious building of the Kronstadt
The most mysterious building of Kronstadt. Not far from Kronstadt of water rise from the silent walls of the Fort "Emperor Alexander I" or "Plague" . The history of abandoned…

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Male Gothic names
Male Gothic Names Male Gothic names can be taken from religion and mythology, and really existed at some of the names of men ready, Scandinavians, Romans, Slavs. Adelfas - noble…

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Underground structures of the world

5 interesting facts about the underground buildings of the world

1. The first underpass for pedestrians was built in Babylon

The history of the underground tunnels on which the people could, without danger to life to move in the right direction, has not even one thousand years. According to the researchers of the ancient world, the first crossing was built in 2180 BC in the Babylonian Kingdom by order of Queen Semiramis.

The transition took place under the river Euphrates, and for its time it was quite a large building: the length of the crossing together with approach slopes was about eight or nine hundred meters.

Since then, located in the bowels of the earth transitional pedestrian crossings for people have become commonplace. Pedestrian tunnels appeared under many major rivers, for example, under the London Thames: famous Greenwich tunnel, which is based on cast-iron pipe of three hundred and seventy meters, leads to Dog island at a depth of about fifteen meters. And two years ago in the vastness of Kenya appeared first underpass for elephants: now African animals can easily cross the busy road.

2. The world’s first underground bike Parking in Japan

Underground Parking for cars in the world, where the shortage of urban space is felt particularly acutely, have long moved from the category of luxury to the category of need. Continue reading

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The architecture and sculpture of the Gothic
The architecture and sculpture of the Gothic Gothic art represents the next Romanesque after the stage of development of medieval art. The name is conventionally. It was synonymous with barbarism…

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The great structures
Architecture. Complete encyclopedia. The greatest monuments of the world. History and styles. Architects Architecture is a vast subject, covering the whole world and disappearing into the depths of ancient history.…

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