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  • Starting point. Prague. Czech

    January 21, 2020 by

    In any case, whether it is the birth of a person or an idea, there is a starting point. In Prague, it’s Orloj’s clock on Old Town Square. On the watch, in addition to time, there is the position of the Sun and the Moon among the zodiac constellations, phases of the moon, sunrise and… Read more

  • Scythian chronicles. Ukraine

    January 6, 2020 by

    For me, the Scythians began with a golden ridge from Solokh barrow. In 2013, I visited the exhibition “Gold of Scythian barrows” at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Under the fine work, the signature was a golden crest – the village of Velikaya Znamenka of the Zaporozhye region was found in the Solokha burial mound.… Read more

  • Sofia. Bulgaria

    December 24, 2019 by

    In April, the weather in Sofia changes every hour – rain and sun, heat and cold. In the sun the city reveals blooming greenery and white flowers of fruit trees. Under the sunlight, old houses with beige stucco smile amiably, and the streets, paved with yellow bricks, warm with warm light. In an instant, a… Read more

  • Plovdiv. Bulgaria

    December 20, 2019 by

    Plovdiv ancient Rome. He is the very story of the life of European peoples. It even looks like a layered cake. In the city center there is a descent down to the Roman amphitheaters and to the street. During ancient Rome there was a city. The earliest settlements date back to the 6th millennium BC.… Read more

  • Rennes-le-Chateau – secrets of the abbot Sauniere. France.

    December 14, 2019 by

    At a distance of 51 km from Montsegur is the second, no less legendary object – Rennes-le-Chateau. Legends, mysticism and secrets have always surrounded this small village. It would be unforgivable to be so close and not visit Rennes-le-Chateau. In the 8th century, on this site was the large city of Reda, the capital of… Read more

  • Toulouse is a pink city. France

    December 12, 2019 by

    In Toulouse, we met with Elena, our guide. I met Elena on the Internet. The first place we visited in Toulouse with Elena was the Cathedral of St. Saturninus. This temple of venerable centuries-old in the shape of a cross was built at the end of the 12th century. For myself, I already distinguish the… Read more

  • Monsegur – stronghold of Qatar. France.

    December 11, 2019 by

    The road to the castle goes between the mountains. We ride a minibus past fields with sunflowers, past fields with plants similar to corn, only cut from above. Around is clean, crowded, calm. There is no dynamics of urban life. There are greenery, forests, clean air and occasionally villages. When approaching Montsegur we ride between… Read more

  • Arles is the keeper of Roman times.

    December 10, 2019 by

    I asked the waiter in Arles, is it possible to order a shrine (a dish of legumes and ducks)? The waiter explained slightly offended that this dish should be eaten in Carcassonne, and this is Provence, and here is a completely different cuisine. In Arles, as if you were in Roman time. Here, as if… Read more

  • Carcassonne is a fabulous walled city.

    December 9, 2019 by

    In the early morning we go to the fortress. We cross the bridge over the river and get into the old part of the city. We welcome Lady Karkas, depicted at one of the entrances to the fortress. Lady Karkas has a historical foundation. She skillfully and cunningly defended the city, and the enemies retreated.… Read more

  • Athens. Acropolis. Temple of Zeus. Temple of Hephaestus.

    December 7, 2019 by

    On the day of our arrival in Athens, there was heavy rain, thunder and lightning flashed. Five large lightning bolts and such thunder were noticed that cars shook with people. Lightning hit the Acropolis in a guard house. Four people were taken to the hospital. Acropolis closed. The work of the archaeological site of the… Read more

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