August 30 (17 on old style) in 1829 in Moscow was founded one of the most famous stone Triumphal arches . This arch was supposed to replace wood, built at the Tverskaya Zastava in 1814 for the solemn meeting with the victorious Russian troops returning from Western Europe. Designed a new stone arch of the largest Russian architect Osip Ivanovich Bove.
This triumphal arch stood for 102 years, until in 1936 was not taken the decision to expand the square at the Belarus station where she stood. The famous building was demolished and its rich sculptural fragments deposited in a branch of the Architectural Museum. But in 1966, the Moscow authorities decided to restore the triumphal arch. Worked on a project with experienced sculptors, restorers, craftsmen in artistic casting and minting. 6 November 1968 a remarkable creation of Bove received a second life. But now the famous triumphal arch stands on Victory square, Poklonnaya mountain, forming with the Museum-panorama “battle of Borodino”, the “Kutuzovskaya izba” and other monuments of a single historical-memorial complex. Continue reading
Cathedral of Burgos is located in the centre of the Spanish city of Burgos. Located in the North of the country, founded in the 9th century to protect from the Moors, this city is not as popular with tourists as Barcelona Review: the Sights of Barcelona (Spain) – the City that always smiles! or Madrid – Review: Tour of Madrid (Spain) – the City of a huge number of areas and diverse attractions. However, despite the fact that Burgos is a relatively small city, the former capital of Castile, and now the town and municipality of Spain can offer you a decent sightseeing.
At me in Burgos most impressed by the Cathedral, so that’s what I want to tell. In my opinion, the Cathedral of Burgos is one of the largest Gothic churches and fascinating, and I would say not only in Spain but throughout Europe. Looking at his majestic build, I’m sure you will agree with me!
The construction of this amazing Cathedral began in the 13th century according to prikazovanja king Ferdinando III. The Cathedral was erected instead of a Roman Basilica, he was to become the main Church of the whole Kingdom of Castille, as I mentioned, the city of Burgos was once the capital of Castile. When was lighted the altar of the Cathedral in 1260, the construction work of this temple were suspended for almost 200 years. Final date of completion of the Cathedral is considered 1567 – then built the spire, which rises above the main ceiling of this magnificent Church. Continue reading