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  1. 1. England<br />The Lake District, Nottingham, the Yorkshire Dales, Uffington Hills, Cornwall, Eden Project, Hurst Peninsula<br />July 2010 – October 2010<br />By Evelyn Kurg<br />
  2. 2. The map of England<br />Find:<br />Isle of Wight<br />Hurd Peninsula (west of Isle of Wight)<br />Eden Project (north-west of Exmouth)<br />Uffington (South-East of Oxford)<br />Nottingham<br />Sherwood Forest (North of Nottingham)<br />Yorkshire Dales (North of Leeds)<br />Lake District<br />Hadrian Wall (near Carlisle, on the Scottish border)<br />N<br />E<br />W<br />S<br />http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/europe/england/<br />
  3. 3. Nottingham<br />292,000 people (2008)<br />Best-known companies: Boots(pharmacy and cosmetics), Siemens (electrical devices), Speedo (sport clothes and equipment)<br />Main tourist attractions: Nottingham Caves, Sherwood Forest, shopping in Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, visiting the museum of the Galleries of Justice<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EnglandNottingham.png<br />
  4. 4. Nottingham Caves – terrible smell (leather), around +10C year round, damp, dark, stuffy<br />
  5. 5. He is said to be 35 years old and 1.55 tall. <br />Nottingham Caves – made people short, age quicker and die at an early age<br />
  6. 6. Digging out a mammoth tooth<br />
  7. 7. The City of Caves<br />The caves were inhabited already before 11th century<br />Many were inhabited until 1845, when rental of cellars and caves as homes for the poor was banned<br />Was used as an air raid shelter during WWII and is open to the public today<br />You can learn about the appalling living conditions in the Victorian slum<br />was banned – keelustati; air raid shelter – õhurünnakute varjend; slum- agul<br />
  8. 8. The oldest inn in England, established in 1189 AD<br />
  9. 9. Landscape near Sherwood Forest – most of the forest is cut down. Robin Hood was believed to live in this area. <br />
  10. 10. Hadrian’s Wall<br />
  11. 11. Hadrian’s Wall<br />The Romans started to build it 122AD<br />It took 6 years to complete it<br />3) It used to be 117km long, 3-6 metres wide<br />4) There were many forts built on the route<br />Fort - kindlus<br />
  12. 12. Lake District – has the highest mountains in England<br />
  13. 13. Scafell Pike 978 metres <br />
  14. 14. In England you can put up a tent only in private camping sites which all cost. (£5 - £20 per person). Very often there are 1,000 or more people in one camping site, each tent has to be at least 6 metres apart. <br />Camping in Lake District<br />
  15. 15. Lake District<br />Mountainous region in <br />North-West England<br />Lake District National Park is the largest of all 13 national parks in England and Wales<br />The highest peak is Scafell Pike (978 metres)<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lake_District_Map.PNG<br />
  16. 16. On the motorway, to Plymouth – you can drive up to 70 miles per hour, many people drive with 90-100 miles per hour. There are no policemen checking your speed, but many automatic speeding cameras. <br />
  17. 17. The Isle of Wight, seen from Hurst Peninsula<br />
  18. 18. Uffington Hills, White Horses<br />
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  21. 21. Pendon Model Railway Museum <br />
  22. 22. Plymouth – these colourful bathing huts are owned or rented out. <br />
  23. 23. View from the hotel, Plymouth<br />
  24. 24. Cornwall was once conquered by Celtic tribes and a distinctive language has remained in use. All signs are in English and Cornish. Cornish is similar to Welsh language. <br />
  25. 25. County of Cornwall: rocky, lots of pastures and some farmland, no forests, windier and chillier than in other places in England, lot of sheep<br />
  26. 26. Eden Project, in Cornwall near small town St Austell<br />
  27. 27. About Eden Project<br />It is the world’s largest greenhouse<br />The project took 2½ years to construct and opened to the public on 17 March 2001.<br />There are: 2 biomes, planted landscapes, vegetable gardens, sculptures ( giant bee and a robot ) <br />Located in the county of Cornwall, 5km from town St Austell<br />
  28. 28. Eden Project was built into closed quarry<br />
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  32. 32. Life without plants: no food, no furniture, no clothes, no oxygen....<br />
  33. 33. What happens if there were no plants on Earth?<br />
  34. 34. On the skating rink<br />
  35. 35. The Bee<br />
  36. 36. Vegetable Garden – can be enjoyed in restaurants and cafes and bought from the Eden Project shop<br />
  37. 37. Tropical / Rainforest Biome<br />
  38. 38. Rainforests<br />How many? - Over 1,100 different species, roughly 16,000 individual plants grow in the biome<br />How hot? - Temperature in the dome ranges from +18C to +35C, humidity 90% (on 24 Oct 2010 it was +27C) <br />How big? - Rainforests cover 5% of the Earth and are home to half the world’s plant and animal species.<br />
  39. 39. Where? - South-East Asia, tropical islands, West Africa, Tropical South America<br />Malaysia<br />Brazil<br />Indonesia<br />
  40. 40. In the Tropical Biome – Malaysia. High humidity causes such “fog”. <br />
  41. 41. In the Tropical Biome - Waterfall<br />
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  43. 43. Spice Ship<br />
  44. 44. Mediterranean Biome<br />Where? – around the Mediterranean Sea, South Africa, South West Australia, Central Chile, and California have the Mediterranean climate.<br />How hot? - Mediterranean climate is defined by hot, dry summers and frost-free, rainy winters, 30-40C in the summer (in the dome +9 to +25C)<br />What plants? - citrus, olives, herbs and vines, aloes, poppies, lupins, <br />
  45. 45. Orange tree<br />
  46. 46. North American deserts, a type of aloe<br />
  47. 47. Cork oak tree – what is made of it?<br />
  48. 48. Tobacco<br />
  49. 49. Raising funds for an owl hospital<br />
  50. 50. Vineyard – characters from Greek mythology<br />
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  52. 52. Thank you for your attention!<br />31 October – this pumpkin lantern was carved in Eden Projectbe- this r<br />Reference: www.wikipedia.org; www.edenproject.co.uk; <br />

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