In print and manuscript of this country Gothic style dominated until 1945. At the moment the Gothic letter is used widely as an ornamental (especially in signage and in the headlines).
Gothic italic, or kurrent (Kurrent) is an obsolete form of shorthand, which existed in Germany (other German-speaking countries have not been widely). Gothic italic was created based on late medieval cursive. In 1911 in German Sütterlinschrift was adopted, standardized by artist Ludwig Suetterlin (1865-1917). This font is taught in all German schools from 1935 to 1941. This font has been forbidden by decree of Martin Bormann, who erroneously believed that the recension created by Jews. However, Sütterlin was taught in some German schools until the 1970s
Chronologically, the fashion for the Gothic letter coincides with the Gothic era in architecture and art (the concept of “Gothic” is connected with the ethnonym of the Germanic tribe is ready). Prolonged use of Gothic letters, apparently, can be explained not only the aesthetic and technical qualities. In The North Of Europe Continue reading
Secrets of the mountain Pidan
In every corner of Russia has its unique place, steeped in mysteries and legends. In Primorsky Krai there are several such places, one of them is mount Pidan. Unlike many others, the mountain Pidan, in addition to the legends, contains indisputable evidence of presence of an ancient civilization with a rich culture. The issue is devoted to this website .
Pidan mountain got its name in ancient times. According to the legend, so it was named the priests of the Bohai state, but it is possible that the mountain got its name long before bobicev. The current name of Pedana that we can see on maps – town of Livadia, but the mountain still call Pidana and in people and in travel agencies, arranging regular trips there.
To get to Pedana on the train from Vladivostok to the village of Lukyanovka in 2.5 hours, which is 74 km From the station to the foot of the mountain on average 4.0 to 4.5 hours on foot, from the foot to the top 2.0 – 2.5 hours. But half way to the foot can be overcome in a jeep, and even better on the truck, which in high season make multiple routes per day. The height of Pedana – 1333 m wondering does it mean anything?!
The coordinates of the mountain – 04,258 43 North Latitude and 132 41,621 East longitude.The summit offers good views of the Livadiysky range, and in good weather Continue reading