On the island of Samos (Greece) to visit a very unusual attraction, which in ancient times was even called a wonder of the world, malinow of the tunnel. Eupalinos tunnel (Samian aqueduct) is an underground water pipe length of about one kilometre, built on the Greek island of Samos in the sixth century BC. The culvert was built by the ancient Greek engineer Eupalinus of Megara on the orders of the Samos despot Polycrates. During the reign of Polycrates, the island of Samos became a center of Maritime piracy. Fearing an attack on the island and a siege of the main city (Pythagoras), the tyrant of Samos ordered a secret water pipe to be laid under the mountain to supply the city with fresh water from a remote source. Continue reading
Keyboard monument in Yekaterinburg
It is difficult to imagine life in the modern world without computer technology. In Yekaterinburg, thanks to such reflections, a Monument to the keyboard appeared.
Keyboard monument in Yekaterinburg
The idea to create a Monument to the keyboard came from the artist Anatoly Vyatkin in the process of working on the next project for the international exhibition. Spending a lot of time at the computer, Anatoly Vyatkin realized that the keyboard today is the same common subject in the home, such as a frying pan. In addition, we can say that the computer keyboard is an international symbol of communication between people from all over the world. Continue reading
Seven wonders of Russia
Surely each of you has ever heard of the seven wonders of the world. Unfortunately, you can only hear about them now, because six of the seven wonders of the classic list no longer exist. There is only one miracle from this list that you can see with your own eyes — the Pyramid of Cheops.
The great pyramid of Cheops — one of the wonders of the world
However, there are many other wonders in the world! In 2007, a list of the new seven wonders of the world was announced, which were chosen by international voting on the Internet and SMS voting. This list of “7 new wonders of the world” does not include any object from Russia, but in our vast Homeland there are many interesting and unusual attractions, as well as beautiful natural places worthy of the name “miracle”! Continue reading
Beach resorts in Catalonia
Catalonia is an autonomy of Spain, located in the North-East of the Iberian Peninsula, between the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenees. This famous region of Spain with a rich history is known for its unique culture, interesting traditions and customs and, of course, its magnificent resorts. The mild temperate climate of the Mediterranean coast provides comfortable weather almost all year round. And the beautiful beaches of Catalan resorts, many of which are annually awarded the international award “Blue flag”, are known far beyond Spain. No wonder our rich compatriots are so eager to buy property in Catalonia on the coast.
Catalonia beach resorts on the map
The most famous beach resorts of Catalonia Continue reading
Seven wonders of the world: lighthouse of Alexandria
The lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the wonders in the classic “Seven wonders of the world”list. The name comes from the city of Alexandria (Egypt), near which the lighthouse was built. Often use another name – Pharos lighthouse (or Pharos), as the lighthouse was located on the small island of Pharos, connected to Alexandria by a pier. The lighthouse was built in the III century BC, so that merchant ships could safely pass the reefs on the way to Alexandria Bay.
Lighthouse of Alexandria
However, the lighthouse not only served as a landmark for sailors, but was also used as an observation Outpost to defend against an attack on Alexandria from the sea. Continue reading