The Royal Palace of Al-Guhara, the official residence of Egyptian monarchs for a century and a half, is located in the southern part of Cairo Citadel. This building has become a museum recently, but the exposition deserves attention. The palace of El-Guhara was built in the early 19th century on the orders of the first of the kings Mohammed Ali.
Self portrait in a red cloak - Alexander Osipovich Orlovsky. 40.5x51.3 The image created by the remarkable Russian artist A. Orlovsky, a participant in the Polish uprising in Self-Portrait, is an ideal personality of the romantic era: a person overwhelmed by passions, whose thoughts and imagination create a new world. The creator, whether it be a poet or an artist endowed with a special gift from above to see and feel, is hidden from others, was perceived akin to the Demiurge.
Many tourists consider Paris a cultural capital, which is rich in its numerical galleries and the largest art museums. However, the sad fact is that tourists focus on the most popular cultural places, while forgetting that somewhere nearby, in a quiet street, is the Museum of the Order of Liberation.
Oak Grove - Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. 125x193 The painting Oak Grove depicts a bright sunny day in an oak forest. Carefully drawn details bring the picture so close to naturalness that you sometimes forget that this forest is painted in oil and cannot be entered into. Mischievous sunspots on the grass, illuminated crowns and trunks of centuries-old oaks seem to radiate warmth, evoking memories of a joyful summer in the soul .
In the south of Munich, outside the city limits, on the banks of the Isar River is located one of the most interesting and picturesque castles of Bavaria Grunwald. Despite the fact that over the course of 800 years it has been seriously rebuilt and ennobled several times, a medieval atmosphere has been preserved here, attracting tourists. In the vicinity of Munich, only two such castles survived (the second is Blutenburg).
Ivan Shishkin was born on January 25, 1832 in Yelabuga (Vyatka province, now Tatarstan). His father was a merchant of the second guild - Ivan Vasilievich Shishkin. Even in childhood, Shishkin was an outstanding person. His honesty has always been incorruptible, thanks to which he became relatively young as the mayor in Elabuga and stayed in this position for 8 years.