In the North-East of the U.S. state of Wyoming in the middle of the vast Great plains is a lonely rock with a terrible name “devil’s Tower” (“Devils Tower”), also sometimes you can hear the name “Devil’s Mountain”.
Devil’s tower in the United States
Devil’s tower is the so-called table mountain, that is, a mountain with a truncated, flat top. The top of the mountain rises about 380 meters above the plain. Geologists say that the age of this monument of nature — more than 50 million years.
Devil’s tower has a rather unusual structure: the mountain consists mainly of hexagonal columns of almost perfect shape, also sometimes there are 4 -, 5-and 7-sided columns. Continue reading
Surprisingly, Meshchersky Park has a rich and interesting history. At different times, the territory of the modern Park was visited by many famous personalities of Russian history – from Ivan the terrible to Bulat Okudzhava and Semyon Budyonny. There were also famous foreigners: Napoleon and Quentin Tarantino. And in our days on the trails Meshchersky Park you can often see Roman Abramovich.
Since time immemorial, the forest grows on the territory of the modern Meshchersky Park. In XVI century in this forest the first Tsar of all Russia Ivan the terrible arranged falconry. Later this territory was occupied by the possessions of famous noble clans (Trubetskoy, Dolgorukov, Tretyakov, Pushkin). Continue reading