7 mysterious places in Moscow
Who was not in Moscow, Russia does not know. But in order to know their homeland very well, you need to visit specific places of the capital.
1. AKTERKINY pond. Ostankino
A long time ago in the lands of the manor Ostankino cemetery Sheremetievs was suicide. It is difficult to say whether it was the influence of space constrained or severe destiny, but many serf actresses were heated in ponds, which are even called "akterkinymi". Now, standing near a house, and in the churchyard - the building of the television station. Local residents and employees of the television station say that sometimes in these parts can be found ancient old woman with a crutch, which appears before the misfortunes and tragedies.
2. Magic Hours. "Red Gate"
These magical sundial can be seen in at number two on Spartakovskaya street, which is known as the house of Count Musin-Pushkin. Legend has it that made them famous magician and magician James Bruce for the previous owners of the house. However, "zakazschiki" thoughtlessly laugh at him, and Bruce said: "Let it be cursed by those hours, and let them show only the bad." It is interesting that before the revolution and wars stone from which made hour board, became blood-red.
3. Danilov Monastery
There is a legend that the famous treasure of the Templars were secretly taken from Paris to Moscow during the destruction of the Order. Some conspiracy theorists convinced that even today one can find traces of the Templars in the city: for example, on the walls of the St. Daniel Monastery. The first stage gate church decorated molded in the form of rosettes emblem Templars - six-petalled white rose in a square frame of which corners are cut four rings.
4 VOTES ravine. "Kolomenskoye"
In the park "Kolomenskoye" there is a very unusual and mysterious place - the voice of the ravine. He divides the museum-reserve into two equal parts. The gully with steep slopes in Kolomensky has a length of over a kilometer. To get down to it, will have to go on a long wooden ladders. He called on behalf of Volos (Veles) - pagan Slavic god of the underworld and the underworld. Stones in Kolomna, lying on the bottom of the ravine, served as altars to this deity. In the vicinity of the ravine Golosova archaeologists found the remains of ancient settlements dating from the 1st Century BC and existed before the arrival of the Slavs in these places.
5. The Novodevichy Convent
You have taken vows only noble woman - representative of the king and noble families. When you receive here, they donated significant funds for the construction and decoration of the monastery. Ironically, Princess Sophia is so much to do for the Novodevichy Convent was his prisoner in 1689 by order of Peter. The name of the disgraced princess is connected one sign: if put to a white stone walls and towers Sofyushkinoy make a romantic desire, then it is bound to come true. In the belief of the soul imprisoned monastic women prisoners still live here and help everyone who comes to these walls. By the way, in the XVIII century shelter for foundlings Girls 250 people was opened at the monastery. Girls were taught weaving lace Dutch masters drawn by Peter I of Brabant.
6. MUSEUM "Tsarina"
Some five hundred years ago here, peruse the age-old dense forests, was a small village, "black mud", which received its name from the nearby healing springs and mud. If the smear of dark oily muck, and then take a dip in the bubbling from the ground way, many ailments as a hand lift, according to local residents. After some time, the source of consecrated, and it reached the pilgrims, including those from neighboring nobles and military servitors. Soon the rumor about the miraculous properties of water and mud reached Moscow, did not escape the grand towers in the Kremlin. That's why losing youth and beauty Catherine the Great chose this place to build his palace.
7. The Tretyakov Gallery
They say that the paintings from the Tretyakov Gallery as something special, mystical influence on people. For example, the painting "Morning of the Strelets Execution" Surikov was the cause of a long severe disease daughter Pavel Tretyakov. The image of the Vladimir Mother of God to help defend the capital from the enemy. A positive impact on the audience Levitan paintings by Nicholas Roerich can even measure your devices! There is a famous legend associated with the exposition of the Tretyakov Gallery: girls not marriageable not have the time to look at the portrait of Mary Lopukhina (died shortly after the painting). It appeared thanks to the secular gossips, who believed that Mary's father, Ivan Lopuhin known mystic and master of the Masonic lodge lured spirit daughters in this portrait.