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  • Anno Scolastico 2008-09 Istituto Comprensivo Statale “L. Vanvitelli” Airola (BN) Classe 2C
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Walking through London
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> The Tower of London Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament Trafalgar Square The National Gallery BUCKINGHAM PALACE WESTMINSTER ABBEY .....
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> The Tower of London It was built by the Norman King William the Conqueror in the eleventh century (1078). Over the century it was used as a fortress, a royal residence, and a prison. A lot of  famous people were executed in the Tower: they included Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard (two of King Henry VIII's six wives). Queen Elizabeth I, when she was a princess, was a prisoner here. Now it is a museum where you can see The Crown Jewels. The White Tower is the oldest part of the building. The Beefeaters, the custodians of the Tower, are a famous tourist attraction. They are called Beefeaters because in the past, the King gave them meat, or beef, to eat... They wear a black and red uniform. On  the uniform are letters E II R. (Elizabeth II Regina). A special guardian, the Ravenmaster, feeds the ravens which   live in the Tower. A legend says that if the ravens leave the Tower, the monarchy will fall down, but is improbable: their wings have been cut so they can't fly!
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament Big Ben is the name of the big bell in the Clock Tower of the Houses of Parliament. It weighs 13 tons and takes its name from Sir Benjamin Hall who put it in the Tower. Now the name Big Ben is commonly given to the Clock Tower. Its voice is famous all over the world. The Houses of Parliament stand on the banks of the river Thames. The palace is the seat of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. When Parliament sits a flag flies from Victoria Tower.
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Trafalgar Square It is the most famous square in London. The statue of Admiral Lord Nelson stands on the top of the column in the middle of the square. The square takes its name from Lord Nelson's victory in the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. He defeated the French, but he lost his life in the battle.
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> The National Gallery It is situated in Trafalgar Square and is one of the most important art galleries in the world. It contains a collection of works of art of famous European painters. In the east wing of the gallery, you can admire a beautiful collection of the "Impressionists". The National Gallery It is situated in Trafalgar Square and is one of the most important art galleries in the world. It contains a collection of works of art of famous European painters. In the east wing of the gallery, you can admire a beautiful collection of the "Impressionists".
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Madam Tussaud’s In this museum you can see lots  of famous people, including the Royal  Family, historical  characters, movie stars, singers, footbollers, etc... It takes its name from Marie Tussaud, a wax modeler who  was born in  Switzerland. She first became famous in Paris modelling leaders and victims of the Revolution. She came  to London and opened the museum in 1802. Later she  opened the Chamber  of Horrors. It is a special section of the museum  where you can see the models of the most famous  criminals in history.
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Covent Garden It is an area in London famous for  its  theatres (the Royal Opera House), restaurants, shops  and street  entertainers. The West End It is the main shopping and entertainment  area of London  and   the  centre  of  night  life. It's full of cinemas, shops, theatres and restaurants.  Piccadilly Circus marks  the centre of the West End. The statue of Eros, the Greek  God  of  Love, stands in the  middle of  the  square.
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Harrods It's the most fashionable  department  store  in  London.  It has got 300  departments  and 4000 employees. Its  motto is "Omnia, Omnibus, Ubique", this means "All things for all people, everywhere". You can find almost everything at  Harrods!!
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Hamleys It's the oldest, the  biggest, and the most famous toyshop in the  world. It was opened in 1760  by  William Hamley. The shop has got 5 floors.  There are  over 50,000 toys in the shop. Five  million people  visit Hamleys  every year. Oxford Street It's the most famous shopping street in London. It is 2 kilometres long.
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> BUCKINGHAM PALACE It is the Queen's official residence in London. It is a big palace with more than 600 rooms, an indoor swimming-pool, a cinema, a big garden and a post office. When the queen is at home, the royal flag flies on the roof. The Changing of the Guard, a formal ceremony, takes place every day at 11.30 a.m. in front of the palace. WESTMINSTER ABBEY It is the church where almost all English Kings and Queens have been crowned, and many of them are buried here (Henry VII, Mary I and Elizabeth I). It is a magnificent gothic building. It is situated near the left bank of the river Thames and the Houses of Parliament. Inside the church, in the Poets' Corner you can see the tombs of some famous British writers (Charles Dickens, Milton, Chaucer). The Coronation Chair near the Altar has been used for every Coronation since 1308.
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> TOWER BRIDGE It is very near the Tower of London. The bridge can open to let ships pass. There is a museum inside the two towers of the Bridge where you can see the original steam and hydraulic engines. And if you go up the walkways you can admire a beautiful panorama of London.  ST.KATHERINE'S DOCK It is very near the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. In old times merchant ships came here from all over the world. Today St. Katherine's Dock is a port for private yachts. There are some nice boutiques, shops, restaurants, pubs, and snack bars. 
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> LONDON EYE It's the largest observation wheel in the world. It is situated on the  south bank of the river Thames. It was opened in the year 2000 to celebrate the new millennium. It has got 32 observation capsules. Each capsule can contain 25 people. From its top you can get a magnificent view of London. HYDE PARK  It's London's most famous park. Two of its main attractions are The Serpentine, a small artificial lake in the middle of the park and The Speaker's Corner where people on Sunday morning can express their opinions to the crowd. The speakers can say anything they like. They can talk about religion, racism, they can even attack British institutions like Parliament or the Monarchy.
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL It was built by Sir Christopher Wren, a famous British architect, after the Great Fire of London of 1666. It's a big baroque church, the largest in London and is situated in the heart of the City, the business centre of London. The Cathedral is 122 metres high. Admiral Nelson is buried in the Crypt of the church. In the Whispering Gallery, if you speak very quietly near the wall, other people on the opposite side of the gallery can hear what you say! You can go up to the top of the dome, there are 627 steps!, and see a wonderful panorama of the City and its modern buildings.
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> THE MILLENIUM BRIDGE It's a footbridge made of steel and is 325 metres long. It links St Paul's Cathedral, in  the City of London, to the Tate Modern Gallery. It was opened in the year 2000  to celebrate  the new millennium.  TATE MODERN It's Britain's national museum of Modern art. It is  housed in a former power station on the south bank of the river Thames near the Globe Theatre and opposite St Paul's Cathedral. The gallery contains a collection of international modern and contemporary art. The Turbine Hall inside the gallery is very impressive.
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> THE GLOBE THEATRE It is  the exact replica of the famous Shakespeare's theatre "the Globe" of 400 hundred years ago. It is  situated on the south bank of the river Thames. It's  round, open air and has got a large  stage  with a decorated ceiling  with stars sun, moon and the signs of the zodiac. There you can see many of Shakespeare's  famous plays. CANARY WHARF It is situated in the Docklands. It's a beautiful modern tower made of steel and glass, with a pyramid on top. It's 240 metres high and is the highest building in Britain.
  • >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> GREENWICH Greewich is a famous suburb of London  on the river Thames. It's  famous for the Old Royal Observatory, the home of 0° Meridian (zero longitude). In the observatory you can see the Meridian Line and put a foot in the east and in the west! Many Kings and Queens of England had their royal palace in Greenwich. King Henry VIII  and his daughters Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I  were born here, in Greenwich you can visit the Cutty sark. This merchat ship carried tea from China. It was the fastest ship in the world. You can also visit the National  Maritime  Museum  where visitors can see personal objects of Britain's great sailors like Nelson and Cook. In 1997 Greewich became a UNESCO World Heritage site. THE MILLENIUM DOME This amazing  building is situated in Greenwich. The Dome is over one kilometre in circumference and covers over 80,000 square metres. Its roof  is 50  metres high and is strong enough to support a jumbo jet! The Dome could contain two Wembley stadiums or the Eiffel Tower placed on its side. It was opened in the year 2000 to celebrate the new millenium. It's a sort of theme park. Now it's closed and it opens only on special occasions.
  • Classe 2C Walking through London Presentazione Power Point Airola (BN) Io chiedo, come può un uomo anno scolastico 2008-09 Prof.ssa A. Stanzione