Cathedral
Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca – La seu ( as it is popularly called) is the main religious building of the Balearic Islands. This building is in the Gothic style,…

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Wawel castle
Wawel castle (Zamek Królewski na Wawelu), there is evidence that for many centuries Krakow was the center of the Polish state. Today visit the ancient Royal residence - a fascinating…

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The most famous Triumphal arches of the world

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

Top 10 oldest banks in the world

Everything was done just in the old days. If someone had a lot of money, he just put them in a jar, bury it under the fence, said: “I Have money in the Bank”, and no longer worried.

Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson Lutwidge)

Bank (from Italian. banco — a bench, a bench, a table, on which laid out the money changers coins). Today, under the Bank, as a rule, understand the financial institutions that control and manage financial assets, various securities (shares and bonds ), precious metals (silver. gold, etc.) and real estate .

The first banks of the world were born from organizations that had carried on business and had a solid level of cash and customers, through which they began to lead the accounts payable activities and thus to remove the interest income.

Later in the expansion and completely new types of operations, which also began to provide a profit banks.

With the growth of the profitability of such financial institutions began to demand with “daredevils”, and Bank robberies became a problem for the police. Continue reading

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