We continue our acquaintance with the Russian cities – Irkutsk. The city is located in the valley of the Angara River, at the confluence of its two tributaries, Irkut and Ushakovka, at the Trans-Siberian Railway, 55 km from the unique natural complex, World Heritage Site – Lake Baikal. Irkutsk is a cultural and scientific center of Eastern Siberia, in which more than 600 thousand inhabitants live.
The ancient Siberian city, founded as a prison in 1661. In the fire of 1879 was severely destroyed. Referred to the historical settlements of Russia; The historic center is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Before the October Revolution, it was a merchant city that flourished for a long time on Russian-Chinese trade, and later on the gold industry; a place of political exile. From 1803, it was the center of Siberia, from 1822 to 1884 — the East-Siberian General Governorship. Continue reading
Almost every inhabitant dreams of visiting the French capital. About Parisian attractions are known all over the world from small to large: the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris (Notre Dame de Paris), the Louvre, the Moulin Rouge, Montmartre, the Champs Elysees. And if you think about pastry shops, restaurants, parks, it becomes clear why it was here that world-famous cultural figures were inspired. For those who are going to Paris, we recommend this site . Describing each of the above attractions – does not make much sense, because everyone knows about them.
But for those who first came to this European capital, first of all it is recommended to climb the “Iron Lady” – the Eiffel Tower, and from its top tier look at the city for seventy kilometers. But, it is advisable to go up there twice – in the daytime and dark – to see the lights of Paris. Continue reading