Only three hours flight and you find yourself on a small, divine beauty, the island of Aphrodite. If there is Paradise on earth – it is Cyprus. Golden sandy beaches, azure sea, majestic mountains, covered with forests, citrus orchards and banana plantations, olive groves and vineyards. In Cyprus there are remains of stone age settlements, Greek and Byzantine temples, Roman theatres and villas, Crusader castles and Venetian fortresses, Gothic cathedrals and Turkish mosques. All this creates a unique atmosphere of the island. Therefore, Cyprus is an unforgettable holiday destination for the whole family.
In Cyprus there are remains of stone age settlements, Greek gymnasiums and temples, Roman villas and theaters, Byzantine churches and monasteries with priceless mosaics, Crusader castles and Venetian fortresses, Gothic cathedrals and Turkish mosques. All this determines the current unique character of the island that combines the beauty and tranquility of ancient culture and lively modernity. Therefore, Cyprus is an unforgettable vacation destination for people of various interests. Continue reading
The Abbey of Saint Denis – the first flower of the Gothic, created by the great Sugerem amazes even today, despite the fact that during the great French revolution and after it was completely looted and almost completely destroyed by vandals-the sans culottes wytrykowska the dust of kings in the trash. Restored in the XIX century the viola de Duke – which owes the restoration of a fair amount of French Gothic. Saint Denis restored, as you can see, pretty kromasil – one tower and died. But inside is the most magnificent and perhaps unparalleled Gothic structure, the interior is magnificent.
Presents tombs of the kings since Frankish times suffer from incompleteness. And irretrievably lost the most outstanding kings Philip Augustus, Saint Louis, Louis XI, Louis XIII – all of them, apparently, were lost forever.
But those who remained, enough for a small game.
I give a picture of the gravestone and a kind of “motto”, and you try to guess as many prominent figures of the French monarchy… Continue reading
The most mysterious and enigmatic place on the territory of Italy is considered to be the Abbey called “Santa Maria di Lucedio”, which for many years has managed to become famous not with the best sides. Among the Italians go scary legends about the Abbey, confirmed the reluctance of Italian tourists to visit it. In ancient times, according to local residents, on the territory of the Abbey was carried out a terrible, dangerous and violent rituals associated with chernoknizhnay and black magic. In modern times there is often heard disembodied voices, and there can often find spirits of the past.
Often above the place prefer to visit the real extremists, UFOlogy, the paranormal and mysterious lovers. Their stories are very interesting and extremely mystical.
Often on-site “Santa Maria di Lucedio” tourists see the thick fog that supposedly sinks to the structure slowly, hiding his gloomy haze. Eyewitnesses claim that in the whitish haze you can sometimes see moving humanoid figures performing certain actions.
Most often in the Abbey, according to observers, appears the Ghost of a monk dressed in an old cassock. He walks through the long corridors, muttering ancient prayers. If he semicalssical, it instantly seeps into the ground, disappearing without a trace. Continue reading