Have you been to Pisa? And I was not. But about the leaning tower of Pisa you know, and I know. Everyone knows about her. But after all falling and inclined There are many towers in the world. Yes, and we in Russia have such, and not one, as it turned out.
Once I accidentally drifted into Nevyansk. This is a city like this Sverdlovsk region. Not entirely by chance, of course – to relatives went to visit. So they tell me about this monument falling architecture and told.
Nevyansk Inclined Tower
It stands there swinging, in the sense of falling, for a long time, right from 18 century. Built by order of Akinfiy Demidov, whose office located on one of the floors. In fact, Nevyanskaya a leaning tower is not considered to be a leaning, since its slope remains unchanged. Its correct name is Nevyanskaya. sloping tower. For me, it’s like calling if people knew that there is such a thing in Russia, and why not go to Pisa. For the layman, it’s not at all important whether its inclination changes or not, the main thing wonder to see. True, after all, an unusual sight.
Nevyanskaya inclined tower.
As we were told, the sloping tower was originally unknown so built or later bent over. And also it is not known why her built at all. Here it is, the story! Knows everything, nothing knows According to some reports, in this inclined Nevyansk tower made coins of gold, samples above the state. Walk still stories about some flooded basements where these coins were kept, and which now no one can find.
Nevyanskaya leaning tower.
Provincial landscape next to the falling tower
Nevyanskaya tower is permeated with metal frame. Tightening beams can be seen inside the tower. Outside they are braced. The thickness of the walls of the lower floor of about two meters And inside the wall there is a ladder. Feeling uncomfortable inside so thick.
Nevyanskaya leaning tower. Iron beams inside.
There is one more interesting thing about the falling tower – the auditory room with tricky vaulted ceiling. Two people in opposite corners of this room, and facing the wall, can in a whisper talk with each other, despite the fact that in the center Nobody will hear the rooms and other corners. I first do not believed it, but it really is. It seems that the interlocutor whispers in your ear, although it is 5 meters away.
Auditory leaning tower.
On the top floor there is a clock, according to the type of chimes. Not only break down. Brought from England, and cost a bunch of dough, about as much as the sloping tower itself. Although if Demidov had their gold coins, what a heap to him.
View of Nevyansk from the sloping tower.
I hope that the tower in Nevyansk will sometime become the same known as Leaning, and Nevyansk tourist city with European comfort.