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Swiss Guard of the Vatican - 05 May 2014

Swiss Guard of the Vatican

Do you tend to wear colorful striped pants and feathered hats If you are a man, a Catholic from Switzerland aged Are you between 19 and 30 years? Are you tall and 74 meters around? You are not married or are not otherwise bound? Have you completed basic military training and possess a certificate of good moral character? Do you have a high school diploma or other professional degree? If you say "yes" to all these requirements, you are ready to apply for a member of the Papal Swiss Guard. It is part of the official army of the Vatican. These requirements have just read are the same, ie, no change from 1506 to the present. Shtveytsarskite soldiers used mercenaries from other countries or rulers, except the Vatican. But the Swiss Government to amend its constitution in 1874, so that...

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Anniversary of the start of construction of the Panama Canal - 31 December 2013

Anniversary of the start of construction of the Panama Canal

The channel is about 100 miles long and 185 km . Connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the narrowest part of the strip of land between North and South America. Pacific coast of Panama City, impressive with its huge skyscrapers , reminiscent of the U.S. city - buildings of colossal proportions that do not expect to see in this part of the world. You can see thousands of luxury yachts. The construction of the Panama Canal began on May 4, 1904 The operation began on 15 August 1914, when it passes through the first ship . Officially opened on June 12, 1920 On November 18, 1903 in Washington signed a permanent contract between the U.S. and Panama for the construction and operation of the Panama Canal . On September 7, 1977 Jimmy Carter ( president of the United States from January...

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The palace of Qeen Maria Balchik - 29 September 2013

The palace of Qeen Maria Balchik

Mary, Queen, falls in Balchik, where in 1921 considered the domain of Prince Satmare. She chose the name or the Quiet Nest "Tenha maverick." The palace was built in three years of a project by two architects Augustino and Amerigo Italians. It was completed in 1927. Its parks, which are very beautiful, designed by Jun Jany. But when Federer died before they finished, it makes another Swiss - Gutman. Creator of the church in the Palace is Dennis Gaetano. Under the chapel on the south side of the first terrace, built still stands a commemorative plaque for appreciation: "In memory of Dennis Gaetano, my trusted assistant, built from the ground there. May 14 , 1930. Maria" What is striking in the Palace is the various religious subjects, architectural composition, mythological. Among...

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Sofia - the history of Europe - 17 September 2013

Sofia - the history of Europe

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 12th largest city by population in the European Union with a population of 1.27 million people - It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha and is ranked as a Beta world city. Prehistoric settlements were excavated in the centre of the present city, near the royal palace, as well as in outer districts such as Slatina and Obelya. The well-preserved town walls (especially their substructures) from antiquity date back before the 7th century BC, when Thracians established their city next to the most important and highly respected mineral spring, still functioning today. Sofia has had several names in the different periods of its existence, and remnants from the city's past can still be seen today alongside modern...

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Old Trees in Bulgaria - 22 June 2013

Old Trees in Bulgaria

The belief that everyone should plant at least one tree during his lifetime, not just a result of pointless legends and mythical beliefs. Anyone Tree contributes to the restoration of nature and the environment, bringing new life and gives people another "healer" with the ability to give positive energy to heal. I want to remind you of old trees in Bulgaria - Baykusheva fir, ancient elm in Sliven, ancient spruce, ancient sycamore, but .... let's first remember his masterpiece Donyo Donev.   Bulgaria is rich in centuries , even millennia-old trees. Single or entire forests they grow in our mountains , parks , villages and cities. Duty of every inhabitant of the planet is to protect plant diversity , to take care of our ancient Titans and live in tune with their...

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