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The series of paintings by Claude Monet

The cathedrals — this is another famous series is Monet . consisting of thirty paintings. The artist decides to concentrate on particular fragments of a Gothic Cathedral and selects the portal, the tower of St. Martin and the tower of the Alban. He is interested in solely the play of light on the stone, heaven and earth almost cease to exist.

Dawn Monet in waiting: in accordance with his technology, he paints a lot of paintings of the same fragment to capture the appropriate lighting effects. “The sooner my work is moving, the harder it is to show what I feel. All night I had nightmares: the Cathedral fell on me, it was something blue, then pink, then yellow,” he confides to a friend and future biographer — to Gustave geffroy.

The Cathedral in Rouen in the sun

The musée d’orsay, Paris

After returning from Rouen, Monet’s paintings of leaves unopened. If he gets one of them, only to continue to work on it. Expect all of the Rouen series will be presented only in 1895. The artist wants twenty paintings from the series “Cathedrals” were sold not one, but whole series, despite the fact that each of them is estimated at 15 000 francs!

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The Gothic Church in the suburbs

The Gothic Church in the suburbs

Only 10 km away. from Moscow, Bykovo is a miracle – the Church in the Gothic style by the project of V. I. Bazhenov.

White stone Church of the Vladimir icon of the Mother of God with the chapel of the Nativity built in 1789

Surprisingly, on each side of the temple looks completely different. A warm entrance to the lower temple is located between the flights of stairs leading to the upper Church. The facade of this right attracts the eye, and looks especially impressive staircase, a steep curve which rapidly lifts you up.

Interestingly, in the original draft Bazhenov was no outer stairs, with two symmetrically arranged Church witness marks.

What a blessing that was implemented the second option, because the staircase itself is a masterpiece of architecture!

In the decorative portico with columns between the arched Windows were sculptures of saints, they disappeared in Soviet times (it told the friendly servant in the Church, with such love and respect treated us, very earnestly, with tears in her eyes told us the story of the temple).

The temple’s decoration is extremely rich, a lot of detail in the Gothic style.

Another feature of the temple oval at the base.

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Mysterious places of Russia

Mysterious places of Russia

Since ancient times people have attached great importance to the magical, mystical properties of certain territories. Space endowed with an aura of mystery and riddles. Russia is no exception. In our country, it has areas in which there was or still something unusual is happening that defy rational explanation. Ufologists and parapsychologists are actively exploring these areas and try to understand what is the reason for this anomaly.

Perm anomalous zone — Molebskuyu triangle

Is this place opposite the village Molebka, on the left Bank of the Sylva river. Previously, this land belonged to the Mansi people, who have established here a prayer stone for sacrifice rituals. About this village, the whole country learned in the 80-ies. At this time, from Perm geologist Emil Bachurin saw in the snow a huge mark in the form of a circle whose diameter was 62 meters. There is evidence that in the 19th century on this place have observed unidentified flying objects. Now Molebskuyu triangle is the place where he had seen Bigfoot, UFOs, various glowing sphere, plasmoids, etc. Scientists have conducted research with the help of special devices, are inarguably showed in this place the presence of strong anomalies. This area is very popular among tourists all year tend to visit the Molebka in search of mysticism and mysteries.

The Dyatlov pass, or the Mountain of the dead

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