The ancient Korsun and Mykolayiv military Governor
Admiral Aleksey Samuilovich Greig, the chief commander of the black sea fleet and simultaneously military Governor of Sevastopol and Nikolaev from 1816 to 1833, by religion was Lutheran. He was the first child in the family of the famous Vice-Admiral Samuil Karlovich Greig (1736-1788), hero of the battle of Cesme, a native of Scotland, who took Russian citizenship. For exceptional services of his father at birth the baby’s godparents were Catherine II and count Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov-Chesmensky. The boy was named Alexei in honor of count Orlov.
Now the center of the city of Nikolaev “decorates” the monument “to the leader of the proletariat”. Before the revolution, a magistrate of Nikolaev decided to convert Greig for his merits in the development of the city “eternal citizen”, and the townspeople in his honor put on the Cathedral square, which now “carries” the name of Lenin square, in 1873, the monument, designed by M. O. Mikeshin famous sculptor A. M. Opekushin. The monument has not survived, it was destroyed during the revolution, and a bronze bas-relief portrait of Admiral was stolen.
From 1788 to 1808 by Alex Greig served in the Russian Navy, starting his service of 13 years. Participated in anti-French Continue reading
The Gothic quarter
The Gothic quarter is the historic value for Barcelona, it is easy to get along with buildings from the Renaissance, Roman buildings and structures in the neoclassical style, which came to us not in the best form. The official name of the “Gothic quarter” was in the early 20-ies of the last century. In this area of Barcelona is also located the Cathedral, so it’s also called “the Cathedral” quarter.
Medieval market square (Placa Nova) appeared in the late fourteenth century served as the beginning of the Gothic quarter. During this period the whole city was surrounded by ancient Roman walls, part of which was the Roman head, today they can be found in Plaza Nova. The remains of a Roman aqueduct preserved in the market square and to our time. In the era of the Romans the city was called Barcino – this word will create a visual “poem” of Catalan artist Joan Brossa.
Also in this center is a couple of the city’s attractions: the Palace of the Bishops of Barcelona and the house of archdeacon Lewis Deeply.
The Palace of the Bishops of Barcelona does not belong to the Baroque era, despite the fact that he has a Baroque facade. The building was built on ancient Roman foundations that sharply contrasts with the built in the twentieth century by the building of the College of Architects. Continue reading