Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Steam Locomotive

  A tank locomotive or tank engine is a steam locomotive that carries its water in one or more on-board water tanks, instead of pulling it behind it in a tender. It will most likely also have some kind of bunker (or oil tank) to hold fuel. There are several different types of tank locomotive dependent upon the position and style of water tanks and fuel bunkers. The most common type has tanks mounted either side of the boiler. This type originated about 1840 and quickly became popular for industrial tasks, and later for shunting and shorter distance main line duties.

Materials: cardboard, corrugated cardboard
Size: 45x35x7 cm (18x14x3") Weight: 250 g (9 oz)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Museum of Pinzel Sacral Baroque Sculpture, Lviv, Ukraine

 The Museum of Sacral Baroque Sculpture (Museum of Johann George Pinzel) was opened in 1996 in the former Church of the poor Clares.
The Museum exposition consists of works of Pinzel and his disciples - wooden Church sculpture. The exhibition consists of 32 sculptures, but some of them are on restoration, some are at exhibitions.

Oblation of Abraham (fragment)

Address: Lviv, 2, Mytna Sq.

Entrance fee is 5 UAH (about € 0,5).

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lychakivskiy Cemetery, Lviv, Ukraine

 Lychakivskiy Cemetery is a famous historic cemetery in Lviv, Ukraine.
Since its creation in 1787 it has been the main necropolis of city's inteligentsia, middle and upper classes. Initially the cemetery was located on several hills in the borough of Lychakiv, following the imperial Austro-Hungarian edict ordering that all cemeteries must be moved outside of the city limits.
Lychakivskiy Cemetery was used by all Christian sects in the city: in addition to Roman Catholics, it also included Eastern Rite Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox.

Entrance fee is 15 UAH (about €1,5)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ford Model T

Materials: cardboard, corrugated cardboard
Size: 45x35x4 cm (18x14x2") Weight: 250 g (9 oz)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Museum-Arsenal, Lviv, Ukraine

The Museum-Arsenal (an exposition department of the Lviv Historical Museum), opened in May 18, 1981 in the former City Arsenal - an outstanding architectural monument of the XVI century. The exhibition represents examples of ancient weapons from more than 30 countries. The exhibition is based on chronological and thematic principle, according to the type and the place of weapons manufacturing. The chronological limits of the exhibits cover the XI – early XX centuries.
The Museum-Arsenal represents all main types of weapons: cold, fire, defensive weapons.

Entrance fee is 10 UAH (About 1EUR). Photo is 20 UAH (About 2EUR).