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Locks of Perigord, one after the other ... (part three)

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So we finally got to the castle of the opponents of the lords of Castelnau, the castle of Beynac. The place where he stands is a high limestone rock about a hundred meters in height, clearly indicates its attractiveness. Remember the Russian folk tale: “I stand tall, I look away!” Everything was exactly the same here. Archaeologists say that people settled here in the Bronze Age, which is not surprising. Tourist brochures report that Beynak can be called the most impressive fortress throughout the valley of the Dordogne River, and if this is an exaggeration, it is very small.


Locks of Perigord, one after the other ... (part three)

Two strongholds - everything is just like in Tolkien: the castle of Castelnau is on the left, Beynak is right afar.


Approaching Beynak ...


Closer ...


And here we are on the road going at its foot. You can stay at the Hotel Bonn (on the right).

It is known that the name of this castle was first mentioned in 1115 documents of the year, due to the fact that local Perigord feudal lords, among whom was a certain Meinar de Beynac, donated obviously serve him as a godly man. Here, and at about the same time, in a dense forest, that is, away from worldly temptations, another monastery was founded - Kaduin. And he, too, was given the land, and the acts of donation are reflected in the monastery’s cardiarias, and it is clear from them that the land holdings of the de Beynac family were not affected by this, since they were very large.


It is unlikely that there will be a person in his right mind who will climb the castle by storm over these cliffs!

But by the will of fate it turned out that the son of Meinar de Beynak, Ademar, who took part in the second crusade from 1146 to 1148, died and did not leave a direct heir. And it happened in the very year 1194, when King Richard the Lionheart returned from captivity.


Usually at this time they preferred to build towers with round ones, since in this way they were better able to resist the blows of throwing machine nuclei. But here we see square towers. Pay attention to the loopholes in their walls and toilet cubicles. On the left is one of the entrances to the castle. Above him is a wooden "booth" for the guard.


Here it is this "booth." Right above the entrance. Holes were made in the floor to throw stones down.


"Square" in front of the castle. On the walls and towers there are stone machiks for the same purpose.

Naturally, such a fortress as Beynak could not be left unsupervised, in the sense of the absence of her husband who was loyal to you, and Richard the Lion Heart presented Bainak to his follower Mercadier, who in his absence controlled the locks of Aquitaine. He was delighted with the gift, but he did not enjoy the property for long, as in 1200, Merkadier was killed in Bordeaux by another mercenary, and the castle again returned to the family of de Beynac, now to the nephews of the aforementioned Ademar.


Entrance tower, protected by a moat and a lowered grating.


One of the many inputs and outputs.


Here the entrance to the castle closed suspension bridge. On the left is a guard booth and a lamp hanging under it.

Not so much time has passed since the sadly glorified Simon de Montfort appeared in the Dordogne valley, who came here in September 1214 to eradicate the Qatari heresy. He captured the castles of Montfort, Domme and Castelnos, which were nearest to Beynak, and finally came under his walls. Moreover, according to the chroniclers, the castle at that time belonged to the “cruel, violent robber and oppressor of the church.” That is, the owner of the castle was ranked among the Cathars. The castle was stormed, half destroyed, but the Beynaki returned it after a year, and all the people of de Montfort, whom he had left in it, were exterminated. It would seem that there is a serious violation of feudal obligations, in essence, a revolt against the king. However, the king of France for some reason supported Beynakov, and the castle remained to belong to their family. In addition, after this event, as the chronicles say, the de Beynac family finally learned the joys of wealth and a peaceful life. So religion here, most likely, had nothing to do with it. I liked the castle and the land, for it is known that a strong man is always powerless to blame. So it was probably in this case.


As you can see, the castle from all sides had many viewing towers. So getting close to him unnoticed was not at all easy.

In 1241, the Beynac county, where another castle stood - Commark, was shared by two brothers: Geyard and Maynard de Beynac. But in 1379, the scattered possessions were once again united into one thing - family matters are sometimes inscrutable.

The owners of the castle and the lands surrounding it were vassals of Bishop Sarlat, and, like him, the whole of the Hundred Years War was supported by the king of France. But the owners of the neighboring castle Castelnos stood behind the King of England. Moreover, if the castle of Castelnau was continually attacked by the French, then the British, no one attacked Beynak and did not dare. And in the end, namely in the 1442 year, the lords of Beynack, united with several local barons, managed to drive the British out of Casteln. That is, in their centuries-old discord they seemed to have won ...


One of these towers on the corner of the dungeon. It had to be cold to hang around them on duty in the winter and gawk around, if the enemies from Castelnau were going to the castle, or the damned British, led by the Black Prince himself. Only wine, probably, saved themselves ...

And then the “War of Faith” series began, when Protestants slaughtered Catholics, and Protestant Catholics, and the de Beynakov family participated in it. Participated, but ... it all ended in the fact that in 1753, there was no male heir to the gens, and all their possessions in 1761 passed to the Beaumont family when Marie-Claude de Beynac was married to the marquis Christophe de Beaumont. So, after eight centuries, the Beynakov family disappeared, leaving behind only an impressive castle. Well, the Bomonov family, in turn, left it at the end of the 19th century. However, there was a distant descendant in the family, the Marquis de Beaumont, who again settled in the family nest, engaged in its reconstruction, but ... went bankrupt without calculating his strength. Such a lock was very difficult for individuals to maintain, so in 1944, it was assigned to monuments stories, and the state became involved in servicing the castle. And then in 1962, the castle was bought from the state by a private individual, Lucien Grosso, although the status of the historical monument behind it was preserved. The castle was brought to them in exemplary form, and tourists are allowed to visit it.


Spiral staircase inside a round tower.


And this is how the donjon looked from the inside.

At this castle you can (and should!) Explore the medieval defensive architecture. Already the sheer cliffs on which it was built were reliable protection. Well, where the entrance to the castle was, double crenellated walls, double moats were erected, one of which was deepened by a natural ravine, and two watchtowers.


The main hall, typical of Gothic architecture.


And this is a fireplace in this room for some reason decorated with bas-relief images of bull skulls. Well, a very ... inspiring example of art. Could it not be possible to make something more fun?

The oldest part of the castle was a massive square-shaped building in the Romanesque style, within the walls of which loopholes were made, and watchtowers with narrow spiral staircases inside were attached to the walls.


There are a lot of fireplaces in the castle. Probably, they burned a whole forest. But the furniture is clearly poor.


But on the wall of the chapel shows the "Last Supper". Of course, this is not Leonardo da Vinci, but ... a very curious example of medieval painting.


Kitchen. Well, there is only a movie to shoot. Everything is ready!


And a whole "heap" of rusty iron on the fan!

A number of buildings of the castle was rebuilt in the XVI and XVII centuries. But many of its buildings have been preserved since the 14th century, and side by side with the more modern ones. In the castle, open to tourists, preserved woodwork and painted ceiling of the XVII century. The main hall of the Renaissance preserved fireplaces and a small hallway with frescoes of the XV century.


One of the castle toilets. But does not work.


Some chambers of the castle look very impressive, here are just armor obvious remakes. Even from here it can be seen.


Well, these are traces of revolutionary barbarism. The emblem of the family was broken during the Great French Revolution.


On the walls of different types of teeth. There are such…


And there are such. Those who like more are the ones who take pictures!

From the height of the towers and walls of the castle on the neighborhood offers a beautiful view. However, it is not so easy to climb to him from the village of Benak-e-Kaznak located at its base. You will have to go all the time uphill and uphill, which is not easy for many to find.


House on one of the streets leading to the castle. However, there all the streets leading up lead to it, so it’s impossible to get lost. You go and eat: "Everything is higher, and higher, and higher ..." So our people reach the castle and reach!

Beynak Castle is also famous for the fact that a lot of movies were filmed in it, including “Aliens” on 1993, “The Three Musketeers” with Bertrand Tavernier in 1994, “The Eternal Love Story” with Andy Tennant in 1998 and Jeanne d'Arc "by Luc Besson on 1999. The village, located at the foot of the castle, also served as a place for the filming of the movie “Chocolate” in 2000 year.

After seeing the castle from the inside, for a fee, you can rent a boat, swim along the Dordogne River and admire it from a distance.


Very beautiful view, is not it?
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  1. Vard
    Vard 16 March 2018 06: 28
    +3
    Actually, this is not a guardhouse ... A toilet ...
    1. kalibr
      16 March 2018 07: 04
      +2
      And where is the hole below? In the floor ...
      1. Mikado
        Mikado 16 March 2018 12: 34
        +5
        I imagined. wink By the way, it would be a cool combination - security booths right above the entrance and toilet, you could push anyone off the castle. good In any attack, the "shells" would not have killed from there, but they would have completely demoralized, and even one could have slipped by stepping on laughing again, for example, a tax collector has come to you, or there are relatives whom you don’t want to see at all, or a woman whom you “mated and abandoned” (many thanks to Dybenko for this phrase) ... only, then it’s about to go inside, and then "falls" in front of him / her / them .... fellow or you can right on the hat with feathers, if you put a "virtuoso sniper" after taking pea porridge! good and their desire to see you disappears completely! request convenient invention .... wink
  2. Streletskos
    Streletskos 16 March 2018 06: 31
    +19
    Of course a beautiful view
    Interestingly
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 16 March 2018 07: 46
    +5
    They knew how to build ... Thank you ...
  4. Cheburator
    Cheburator 16 March 2018 08: 27
    +18
    I noticed that strategically and tactically we were able to choose the location of the castle
    Commander height, communications convenience
    1. Bouncer
      Bouncer 16 March 2018 09: 17
      +17
      Plus beautiful architecture
      And the interior
  5. XII Legion
    XII Legion 16 March 2018 10: 18
    +18
    Perigord castles are super
    Visually and beautifully
    For what, for what, for what
    Tremendous thanks
  6. igordok
    igordok 16 March 2018 11: 00
    +3
    Cool castle.
    It seems he is still defending. belay When I try to find a castle plan, I run into a virus.
  7. Luga
    Luga 16 March 2018 11: 19
    +5
    European feudal lords lived richly ... To build such a colossus, then to maintain it, and the bigger the castle, the more the garrison is needed for it ...
    I looked at the castle from above in Yandex maps - a clearing 125x125 meters, three lines of wall contours with a total length of about 700 meters ... It would seem that this is not a great building, but it was built in the 12th century. on the feudal lord’s personal funds, which he received from his estates .. Our boyars, and many princes in those days did not even dream of such an abundance ... In winter, snow, summer rain, which is not a year from the steppe ... sad I spoke directly in verse. smile
    It touched:
    One of the castle toilets. But does not work.

    Where is it written that does not work? And what does it mean - "does not work"? The force of gravity in a single castle was canceled? Be sure to check and prove that it works!
    1. igordok
      igordok 16 March 2018 11: 52
      +4
      The lid is closed, so it does not work. Remove the covers will act. what

      As I understand it, the castle is made of rock material. Of limestone?
      1. Luga
        Luga 16 March 2018 12: 43
        +5
        Quote: igordok
        Of limestone?

        Limestone is a sedimentary rock. Bottom sediments of the ancient seas. There are no rocks out of it - only canyons. But here it is very similar to limestone - in the last picture, a cliff of the river and layered rocks are clearly visible, such a structure is typical for limestone. In our Leningrad Region there are several such narrow limestone canyons of meters 20-30 high. Beauty!
        1. Mikado
          Mikado 16 March 2018 12: 52
          +5
          In our Leningrad Region there are several such narrow limestone canyons, 20-30 meters high. The beauty!

          beneath the Luga there are somewhere outcrops of sediments, like, even with ancient prints. And fortresses we also built of limestone - Yam, for example.
          1. Luga
            Luga 16 March 2018 13: 03
            +6
            Quote: Mikado
            under the Luga there are somewhere outcrops of sediments, even with ancient prints. And fortresses we also built of limestone - Yam, for example.

            Greetings, Nikolai.
            Under Luga, it’s just not there - we mainly have sandstones there. Although there are enough picturesque cliffs. Good limestone canyons with fossils are closer - on the river. Tosna and r. Sablinka in the area of ​​the village Ulyanovka, on the river Lava in the area of ​​Zhikharevo.
            But, for example, in the vulgar autumn was on the river. Nazia, there are no canyons as such, but I found trilobite - as if alive. smile
            1. Mikado
              Mikado 16 March 2018 13: 31
              +4
              But, for example, in the vulgar autumn was on the river. Nazia, there are no canyons as such, but I found trilobite - as if alive. smile

              I could be mistaken with the river. hi trilobite - class! good handed over to the museum, or hung on a wall? wink
              1. Luga
                Luga 16 March 2018 13: 41
                +4
                In museums they are full, it’s not uncommon smile At home lies on a shelf behind glass.
                1. kalibr
                  16 March 2018 18: 35
                  +3
                  Envy burns in the soul, black envy ...
                  1. Mikado
                    Mikado 16 March 2018 19: 42
                    +2
                    ask Michael, when he will dig the next one, forward it to you wink
                  2. Luga
                    Luga 16 March 2018 20: 13
                    +4
                    Quote: kalibr
                    Envy burns in the soul, black envy ...

                    I am surprised. It seems to me that this is not at all uncommon ... Maybe only in our places at the bottom of the Litorin Sea ... I didn’t even think about it. On Tosna in an hour you can pick up a few pieces if you look closely. The snow will come down, I will specially take my guys out to barbecue ... What I find - yours smile
                    1. Mikado
                      Mikado 16 March 2018 20: 21
                      +4
                      What I find - your smile

                      find a suitcase with five million dollars - also V.O. Shpakovsky ???? belay and .. and we ?? !! belay crying soooo, Mikhail, let's decide right away who your countryman is more - is he or me and Dmitry ?! stop note - we all know about you .... wink drinks and we have extremely long arms! Reptilians and so all the lords of the world worship! laughing drinks
                      1. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 16 March 2018 22: 49
                        +2
                        The lowest request, Nikolai! Next time you are going to share the loot of an unkillable suitcase, expand the list of concessionaires to three.
                      2. Reptiloid
                        Reptiloid 18 March 2018 07: 39
                        0
                        Just now I saw. Vague doubts about the $$$$$$ in the suitcases .... And you, Nikolai, are probably confused with the exchange or casino ??? .... Most likely you will have to collect ~ 50kg along the route with a backpack and samples. As they say --- themselves, themselves, themselves ... Vyacheslav, most likely, what horns and legs from the petrified centipedes will get, do not worry.
                        Quote: Mikado
                        What I find - your smile

                        find a suitcase with five million dollars - also V.O. Shpakovsky ???? belay and .. and we ?? !! belay crying soooo, Mikhail, let's decide right away who your countryman is more - is he or me and Dmitry ?! stop note - we all know about you .... wink drinks and we have extremely long arms! Reptilians and so all the lords of the world worship! laughing drinks
                    2. igordok
                      igordok 16 March 2018 21: 29
                      +1
                      Limestone quarry for the extraction of decorative limestone near the village of Shabany, Palkinsky district. Durable, of different shades, greenish, reddish, even bluish came across. Often there were prints of some living creatures, especially did not bother.
                    3. kalibr
                      17 March 2018 07: 32
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                      We find a lot in Penza. There is almost a whole mammoth in the museum, but ... there is no time to wander around the surroundings and it seems that we have no rocks.
                  3. 3x3zsave
                    3x3zsave 16 March 2018 21: 04
                    +1
                    What suddenly? This is paleontology!
            2. Reptiloid
              Reptiloid 16 March 2018 13: 55
              +4
              Quote: Luga
              Under Luga, it’s just not there - we mainly have sandstones there. Although there are enough picturesque cliffs. Good limestone canyons with fossils are closer - on the river. Tosna and r. Sablinka in the area of ​​the village Ulyanovka, on the river Lava in the area of ​​Zhikharevo.
              But, for example, in the vulgar autumn was on the river. Nazia, there are no canyons as such, but I found trilobite - as if alive. smile

              Good afternoon, Michael! How would the address be more precise --- where did your trilobite live?
              I have a collection since childhood. Is increasing! There is a palm-sized specimen ----- the shell of the BRACHIOPODA (shoulder-footed), an imprint on the petrified clay. What if I also meet trilobite? Or maybe ANOMALOKARIS ???
              1. Mikado
                Mikado 16 March 2018 14: 02
                +3
                What if I also meet trilobite? Or maybe ANOMALOKARIS ???

                AAAAA, I met Reptiloid! AAAA, they exist! AAAAA! belay belay
                Hello Dmitry! drinks By the way, a cool hobby, honestly! good A large collection, if not secret? Now I read about anomalocaris - a unique animal in something was one of the oldest, but superbly developed. Apparently, the paths of evolution are mysterious, and the huge arthropods gradually disappeared into oblivion. hi
              2. Luga
                Luga 16 March 2018 16: 52
                +2
                Quote: Reptiloid
                How would the address be more precise --- where did your trilobite live?

                Good afternoon, Dmitry.
                Trilobite was found at the mouth of a small fontanel two kilometers downstream of Nazia from the railway. Mga - Volkhovstroy branch bridge.
                But if you want to guaranteedly replenish your collection, in the Leningrad Region I recommend the Tosny Canyon in the Sablino (Ulyanovka) area. Take a small hammer with you, so that stones can also be cracked from the highway bridge to Nikolskoye up Tosna - there are caves (catacombs), steep walls of the canyon, beautiful views, and a small waterfall. The river, however, is not very, the water is dirty, I would not risk swimming, but everything else is just wonderful. Well, there are enough fossils, you will definitely find something, a trilobite, some worm, a seashell or a prehistoric alga. I do not promise in full, but fragments - with a guarantee. hi
                1. Reptiloid
                  Reptiloid 16 March 2018 21: 04
                  0
                  Quote: Luga
                  Quote: Reptiloid
                  How would the address be more precise --- where did your trilobite live?

                  Good afternoon, Dmitry.
                  Trilobite was found at the mouth of a small fontanel two kilometers downstream of Nazia from the railway. the bridge of the Mga-Volkhovstroy branch .......... The river, however, is not very, the water is dirty, I would not have ventured to swim, but everything else is just wonderful. Well, there are enough fossils, you will definitely find something, a trilobite, some worm, a seashell or a prehistoric alga. I do not promise in full, but fragments - with a guarantee. hi

                  Thank you very much, Michael. It turns out that I always collect agates everywhere. Informative! I’ll write something to you in PM. I think few people are interested.
            3. Curious
              Curious 16 March 2018 14: 38
              +5
              From my wife and my past trips to the Leningrad Region, I remember the Yaschera River in the Luga region, if memory serves, the village of Tolmachevo is nearby. Beautiful places.

              This is from there. Like sandstones.
              1. Luga
                Luga 16 March 2018 15: 34
                +3
                Quote: Curious
                Yaschera River in the Luga District

                There is a smile Yes, such sandstones are found here - on Oredezh more often red, on the Meadow, mainly red-yellow, white are less common. Quartz sand, previously mined on an industrial scale for glass melting, in the area of ​​Tolmachevo and Torokvich even catacombs from workings remained.
                Here is a photo, for example, of Oredezh within the boundaries of Siversky (from my phone)
                1. Mikado
                  Mikado 16 March 2018 16: 21
                  +2
                  Then I looked at the map somehow. Oredezh is very winding, and it seems that it starts from Volosovo.
                  Wikipedia excerpt, article "Oredezh":
                  The sources of the river are located on the territory of the complex natural monument Donzo tract, there are also geological natural monuments: "Devonian outcrops on the Oredezh River near the village of Belogorka", where there are fossilized remains of armored fish and other animals, as well as outcrops of the Devon and adit near the village. Yam-Tyosovo and der. Borshchovo. On the Oredezh River there is the Nadbelye settlement, which has parallels in culture with the settlements of the Volkhovya IX - the first half of the X century.
                  that is, there are places where you can go to lovers of nature and archeology! drinks
                2. Cat
                  Cat 16 March 2018 18: 43
                  +5
                  I could not resist!
                  A little brag, the valley of the river Sergi.

                  Krastovy fighters - Hole stone.
                  1. Curious
                    Curious 16 March 2018 19: 41
                    +4
                    Since bragging has begun, I join.

                    Cliffs of the island of Khortytsya. City center. You can watch on the way to and from work. But this is granite, though old already, 2,5 billion years. What they just did not see.
                    1. Cat
                      Cat 16 March 2018 19: 47
                      +3
                      Victor, good evening. Handsomely!
                      1. Curious
                        Curious 16 March 2018 19: 55
                        +3
                        Yes, nature has tried. It seems like a steppe and a steppe around, but here are such species.
                3. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 16 March 2018 20: 29
                  +2
                  And this, by chance, is not Lyalin meadow on the right side?
                  1. Curious
                    Curious 16 March 2018 21: 20
                    +3
                    No Anton, this is 2000 km south, the island of Khortytsya, the rock of Lazne.
                    1. 3x3zsave
                      3x3zsave 16 March 2018 22: 03
                      +3
                      Oh! I put the comment in the wrong place ?! It’s just that I’ve been to Siverskaya more than once — very beautiful! Khortytsya - impressive !!! Never been. Sorry. Although, once again I am convinced, everything must be seen with my own eyes. I wanted to insert my "five cents" into your cliffs with measurements, but I understood "can I tell these enlightened goyim over the cliffs with my pictures on the phone from the Arava desert?"
                      1. Reptiloid
                        Reptiloid 18 March 2018 12: 42
                        0
                        Quote: 3x3zsave
                        Oh! I didn’t put a comment in there?! .......... "Still, can I show these enlightened goyim over the rocks with my pictures on the phone from the Arava desert?"

                        Yes, of course, here you are right! Nice from the word at all !!!
                        מדבר אל עצים ו אבונים
                        (For those who do not know Hebrew, the literal translation: "" speaks of trees and stones "")
                        Although --- hurt yourself! However, “SO I CAN SAY THESE THE ENCLAIMED GAYS” “the truth is not for the rocks, you can say: why do you comment on Friday night and Saturday all day ?????????????????? somehow a conversation with the Professor and Atalef!
                  2. Luga
                    Luga 16 March 2018 22: 26
                    +2
                    Quote: 3x3zsave
                    And this, by chance, is not Lyalin meadow on the right side?

                    If my memory serves me (the picture was taken six years ago), then I took pictures with the flow of Oredezh, so the picture shows the right bank on the right and the left on the left. Lyalin meadow, it seems, on the left bank. Although I’m not an aborigine in Siverskoye, I just went for a walk.
        2. igordok
          igordok 16 March 2018 14: 25
          +4
          Quote: Luga
          Limestone is a sedimentary rock. Bottom sediments of the ancient seas. There are no rocks out of it - only canyons.

          Izborsk and Krom Pskov stand on limestone rock ledges. Small but cliffs. As a rule, sheer walls are called cliffs, regardless of origin.
          1. Mikado
            Mikado 16 March 2018 14: 36
            +4
            The Izborsk Tower Lukovka (pictured) is a unique example of Russian fortification - the tower, which is located entirely behind the wall inside. Now they have made a roof on it, you can climb the wall. The view from there is very beautiful. Sorry, I have no photo left. In the basement of the tower is an exposition of a powder cellar (I don’t remember about the exhibits, but excerpts from the documents just hang).
            1. igordok
              igordok 16 March 2018 15: 06
              +2
              Quote: Mikado
              The Izborsk tower of Lukovka (pictured) is a unique example of Russian fortification - the tower, which is entirely located behind the wall inside.

              Not unique. In Pskov, in addition to - Kutniy Koster (Kutekrom Tower). In many fortresses there was such a tower. One of the stages in the development of Russian fortresses is single-tower fortresses. The only tower remote from the gate did not defend the outer approaches to the fortress, but defended the inner space. Performed the role of the citadel, the dungeon.
              Although, maybe you are right. Of the surviving ones, Lukovka was preserved in its original form. Kutekrom’s tower has been rebuilt many times, and no longer presents its original task.
              1. Mikado
                Mikado 16 March 2018 16: 17
                +3
                did not know, thanks! Chess, I thought Lukovka is the only one! hi
                One of the stages in the development of Russian fortresses is single-tower fortresses. The only tower remote from the gate did not defend the outer approaches to the fortress, but defended the inner space. Performed the role of the citadel, the dungeon.

                I agree, it seems like this.
          2. Luga
            Luga 16 March 2018 15: 44
            +3
            Quote: igordok
            As a rule, sheer walls are called cliffs, regardless of origin.

            Rocky rocks, nevertheless of igneous origin, monolithic rock. And here, if you look closely (you can’t see it in your picture, unfortunately), you can see the heterogeneity of the rock, the layers are limestone, clay, sand ... You want to - you can call it a rock, I don’t mind, but it still doesn’t right. hi
            1. Mikado
              Mikado 16 March 2018 16: 15
              +2
              Mikhail, it’s not so far from Luga to Pskov and Izborsk! wink drinks I recommend if there is a car. The place is chic, a lake, a fortress, cozy cafes and four good museums. On the first weekend of August, large-scale jousting tournaments are held there. I haven’t seen, but heard - it seems, even horses are brought. hi just your theme! good Yes, you must have been there, to whom I say!
              1. Curious
                Curious 16 March 2018 19: 26
                +3
                In Pskov, if you are lucky and there will be dry weather, without fog, you can see unique XNUMXth-century murals in the Transfiguration Cathedral of the Mirozh Monastery.
                1. Mikado
                  Mikado 16 March 2018 19: 49
                  +4
                  interested! The service on the Day of St. Olga (the same vengeful princess, the first Baptist of Russia, he is the day of the city) was in the Kremlin Cathedral in 2016; Metropolitan personally served; the old man was strong in his shoulders, but his legs no longer hold him - they are led by the arms of two picture-beautiful young cherubim. I also saw how the priests on the "Logans" famously parked on the lawns, but was not in the monastery! I was at the Gremyachey tower. The most mysterious tower of Pskov, a lot of legends. And opposite it is a recreation park. Summer, heat, ice cream, boating on the Pskov River ....

                  I still dream of getting to the Pechersky Monastery. He was there at the age of six. And in adulthood, how many I didn’t go to Pskov (I spent only two days on Izborsk - I’ve covered everything), but I didn’t reach the monastery ... recourse and there was a weapons museum.
                  1. igordok
                    igordok 16 March 2018 21: 17
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                    Regarding the so-called The Thundering Tower will disappoint. The real name of this tower is Kosmodemyanskaya, and the Gremyachei was called the neighboring gate tower, destroyed during Peter I. Some legends are taken from that tower.
                    At the beginning of July in Pskov is the Helga festival of reenactors. Early August reenactors in Izborsk- "Iron City". 23 July is a city day, sometimes something interesting. The end of September is the day of the governor of Shuisky. End of May, beginning of June - Dovmont Day.
                    We are used to priests and do not notice anything unusual.
                    1. Mikado
                      Mikado 16 March 2018 21: 26
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                      We are used to priests and do not notice anything unusual.

                      it's time to walk on them. I have a special opinion about the church (forgive me, Lord!). God willing - take a walk. what
                      thanks for the information! good
              2. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 16 March 2018 21: 16
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                On the first weekend of August, knightly tournaments are held throughout Russia, the Airborne Forces against the Ministry of Internal Affairs! And in Pskov all the same.
                1. Cat
                  Cat 17 March 2018 04: 19
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                  Quote: 3x3zsave
                  On the first weekend of August, knightly tournaments are held throughout Russia, the Airborne Forces against the Ministry of Internal Affairs! And in Pskov all the same.
            2. Cat
              Cat 16 March 2018 19: 01
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              Michael, and the Ural "fighters" in the floodplains of the Chusovaya, Serga, Ufa can not be considered rocks?

              After all, this is a principle, crust deposits of the Perm period!
              1. Luga
                Luga 16 March 2018 19: 24
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                Quote: Kotischa
                Michael, and the Ural "fighters" in the floodplains of the Chusovaya, Serga, Ufa can not be considered rocks?

                In my opinion, an amateur - you can. yes A small piece of crystalline rock of volcanic origin is stone. A bigger boulder. Even more - a rock. Size matters smile
                Limestone is a sedimentary rock, lying as a many-kilometer (in breadth) carapace under a layer of soil. Where it will dissolve and wash it with water, there are canyons, but the slopes of these canyons are not homogeneous: on top there is soil, clay, sand, then a layer of limestone (sometimes 30 cm, sometimes several meters), then clay, sand or whatever ... Again sections geological history is studied. And she is rock stone and stone, only large.
                We had a geography teacher in our school, a cool guy, a former geologist, he often dragged us to various interesting places, including in Sablino we went with him. He told us a lot, but I remembered a lot. smile

                And your places are gorgeous! Itself did not happen, but at one time planned to rafting along some Ural river. Not fused. sad
                1. Cat
                  Cat 16 March 2018 20: 09
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                  Think it over! Organize!
            3. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 16 March 2018 21: 24
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              Michael, you would be in the Murmansk region with such judgments. Everything is tough there! Or a swamp or rock. Moreover, such a rock, three billion years old, without all sorts of "liberal" sedimentary inclusions! Pure granite! laughing
  8. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 16 March 2018 14: 54
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    What if I also meet trilobite? Or maybe ANOMALOKARIS ???

    AAAAA, I met Reptiloid! AAAA, they exist! AAAAA! belay belay
    Hello Dmitry! drinks By the way, a cool hobby, honestly! good huge arthropod anomalocaris hi

    Hello Nikolai! Who did you read about --- so my ancestors had breakfast with them! And by the way anomalocaris ---- not arthropod, but ... marine ONIHOFORA !!! To this day, onychophores have survived only on land (and may be on the coast). Nondescript soft creatures, in order to protect and hunt, are sprayed with caustic glue. The ancestors of millipedes!
    Is the collection big ??? I think a little one. It would be necessary to double it, triple it, DOUBLE! Guests like ...
    1. Mikado
      Mikado 16 March 2018 18: 11
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      And by the way anomalocaris ---- not arthropod, but ... marine ONIHOFORA !!!

      completely different fauna! then they were the kings of the earth. yes
      colleagues laid out many places upstream. I think, to dig - not to dig, there would be a desire! drinks
      1. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid 16 March 2018 21: 34
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        Comrades! But there is a vote on the cons in the news article!
        1. Mikado
          Mikado 16 March 2018 21: 57
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          I already wrote three angry comments. I am against categorically. Otherwise, the site will turn into a bunch of idiot idiots, in the sense that they will be “given the will to judge us in a crowd." hi
    2. Cat
      Cat 16 March 2018 19: 08
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      Dima, and I assumed that you were deducing your kind from the Cossacks !!!
      drinks
      1. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid 16 March 2018 20: 56
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        This is so, Vlad-Kotische! On the one hand --- Cossacks in the Far East, on the other hand --- Officer Lane in Leningrad. We had a confidential conversation with you.
        But .... what is the question --- such is the answer. Well, Nikolai wants to believe in miracles .... Let magic and reptiloid happen in addition !!!!!
  9. NF68
    NF68 16 March 2018 15: 50
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    1. Cat
      Cat 16 March 2018 19: 06
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      Nikolai, as always in his repertoire!
      Vyacheslav Olegovich, add the airplane in the next article. I think Nikolay will stop being shy !!!
      hi
  10. serge siberian
    serge siberian 16 March 2018 17: 44
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    It is notably built. Yes and with taste. I about views of the nature. Yes and built for centuries.
  11. Cat
    Cat 16 March 2018 20: 07
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    Curious,

    Victor Nikolaevich, we will continue.
    The rock with the symbol of Lower Sergi - Losem. Below is one of the oldest mineral springs in the Urals. On a cliff resort.
    1. Curious
      Curious 16 March 2018 21: 11
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      Paleovolcano in Apollonovka. It belongs to the late Archean, that is, its last eruption was about 3,2 billion years ago.
    2. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 16 March 2018 21: 39
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      Yes, your city is twin Monchegorsk! His symbol too. True, the landscapes around the city are lunar, Monchegorsk GOK, however ...
      1. Cat
        Cat 17 March 2018 04: 37
        +1
        Thanks Anton, but I didn’t know! It is necessary to look at the coat of arms, compare!
  12. ruskih
    ruskih 16 March 2018 21: 14
    +8
    Thanks for the interesting series of travel articles! love
    Ah, and what wonderful photos - you made boasts. good Very nice. And this is the Belarusian rocks. repeat lol The photos are not mine, so I give the link: http://caves.by/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1
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    1. Mikado
      Mikado 16 March 2018 21: 28
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      Elena, good evening! You are generally very beautiful. You ride and enjoy .. love
    2. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 16 March 2018 21: 31
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      Bravo, Elena! Crazy game of chiaroscuro! And the colors! The first time I see a photo in the style of impressionism!
      1. ruskih
        ruskih 16 March 2018 21: 54
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        Thank you. love I also liked this photo. But not mine) Here are such beautiful photos in the comments inserted. I immediately wanted to look at the rocks too. And lo and behold, I found it!
  13. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 16 March 2018 22: 56
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    Vyacheslav Olegovich, in fact, about the article. I am quite a mundane entity, but ... Thank you for your work!
  14. Mikado
    Mikado 16 March 2018 23: 04
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    3x3zsave,
    The lowest request, Nikolai! Next time you are going to share the loot of an unkillable suitcase, expand the list of concessionaires to three.

    and then they will say that there were four of us! Also, Alexander-Paranoid50 will be asked! drinks