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Transcript of London

London and
Britishness

design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
1. London

1.1 History
1.1.1 Roman era
1.1.2 Medieval London
1.1.3 Georgian London
1.1.4 Victorian London
1.1.5 Today

1.2 Architecture
1.2.1 continuity
1.2.2 change
1.3 People
1.3.1 Population
1.3.2 Ethnicity
1.3.3 Religion
1.3.4 Languages
1.3.5 Chinatown

2. Britishness
2.1 Culture
2.2 Character
2.3 Look

People
Structure
- Internet:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Bean_(Comedysendung)
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood
http://www.britainexpress.com/London/roman-london-map.htm
http://www.britainexpress.com/London/history-of-london.htm
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britische_K%C3%B6nigsfamilie
http://www.sulaweb.de/achtung-schafe Keine_britische_Insel_ohne_Schafe
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/religions.html
http://www.grossbritannien.de/grossbritannien-entdecken/land-leute/very-british/72-rote-telefonzellen-und-briefkaesten
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Routemaster
http://projectbritain.com/
http://www.learnenglish.de/culture/britishtelevision.html
http://www.londonmapper.org.uk/megacity-london/
http://www.nationalstereotype.com/english-stereotypes/
http://www.sporteology.com/top-ten-popular-sports-uk
http://www.liverpoolfc.com
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Charlton


- our host families
4. Sources
3. Is London british?
2.5.2 Sportsman
2.4 Royals
2.5 Famous People
2.5.1 Musicians
2.5.2 Sportsman
2.5.3 Historical People
2.6 TV
2.7 Architecture
2.8 Food
2.9 Sport
2.10 Weather

3. Is London british?
2.2 Character
2.5 Famous People

2.5.1 Musicians
Beatles
- most famous and successful band all over the world
- famous songs: Yellow Submarine, A Hard Day's Night
- footprints from Liverpool to London

Elton John (*1947)
- singer, composer, pianist
- born in Greater London


Rolling Stones
- famous rock band -> concerts all over the world
- founded in 1962

Amy Winehouse (1983 - 2011)
- born in London
- member of Club 27

2.10 Weather
- maritime air and dry continental air
- large temperature variation creates
atmospheric instability
- often unsettled weather
- regional climates are influenced by
the Atlantic Ocean and latitude

- stereotype:
It rains everyday.

false:
2009 UK received less annual
rainfall than Norway or Japan

“We must be somewhere in London,
we must be loving our life's in the rain!”
- Mumford and Sons
2.3 Look
2.8 Food
- substantial, simple, wholesome cuisine
- influenced by traditions from parts of the British Empire

- British Breakfast consisting of sausages, eggs, bacon, mushrooms, baked beans, bread
"And then to breakfast, with what appetite you have."

- classic English take-away food: fish and chips
- Sunday Lunch: Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding
- Cumberland Sausages, Bubble & Squeak
- 4 o'clock tea
2.9 Sport
2.7 Architecture
- bridges, castles and palaces
- romantic style
- little, narrow, sweet semi-detached houses
- red brick houses
- small streets and alleys
1.3 People
1.3.1 Population
1. London
1.1 History
1.2 Architecture
2. Britishness
2.1 Culture
2.5.3 Historical and fictional people
2.6 TV
1.1.1 Roman era
- beginning: dated to the invasion of Roman 43 AD
- Londiunium - trading centre of goods
- warriors of Boudicca leveld city to the ground
- 200 AD: Roman city wall defined shape and size
- went into indecision, population decreased drastically
- 9th century: prosperous trading centre

1.1.2 Mediaval London
- 1066: William the Conqueror - crowned King
- 1666: Great Fire of London

1.1.3 Georgian London
- birth of newspaper
- coffee houses, pleasure garden, social revolution

1.1.4 Victorian London
- developement of contrasts, overcrowded slums, sewage
into Thames



1.3.2 Ethnicity
1.3.3 Religion
1.3.4 Languages
1.3.5 Chinatown

- unique demographic structure
- large share of younger generations
-> It is worth living in London!
- Robin Hood

Mr. Bean
Sherlock Holmes
Shakespeare
+ -

politeness, british humor,
proud of country,
talking about weather
-> character is the same

tea time, festivals such as Christmas, Easter
->same traditions

-> same food
-> same sports
multicultural

mixture of traditions of other countries + Great Britain

more linguistical, religious, artistic diversity

international food

-> more cosmopolitan

-> still typical british features, but international influence
-> not typical british
statistics according to Office for National Statistics based on the 2011 census
- multicultural London - 5.23 million were born in UK
- more diverse than the rest of England - different cultural backgrounds
- life guards
- pounds
- Union Jack
- double- decker buses
- british pillar boxes
- british payphones
- british sheep
- religion
- pubs
- diverse religions
- reason: many ethnic
groups
- most linguistically diverse
city in the world
- 250 languages spoken
- English as a first or
second language
- arising of ethnical districts

- part of the city of Westminster
- Chinese restaurants, bakeries,
supermarkets, souvenir shops,
Westminster Chinese library
- London Chinatown Community
-> mission to preserve Chinese culture
2.4 Royals
- ceremonial, official and representative function
- residences: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle
- can read in every newspaper and online about the royals
- people love to celebrate royal events
- population of 8.3 million people
- permanent growing
- first British television broadcast mad by Baird Television's
electromechanical system
- 1932: BBC started own regular service
- 1967: first regular colour broadcast
- 2002: Freeview as the primary broadcaster


- 6 dominating channels:
BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5


BBC:
- UK based international public service broadcaster
- world's oldest national broadcasting organisation
- includes comprehensive TV, Radio and Online services



• Tower of London
• Buckingham Palace
• St. Paul's Cathedral
• "Shard of Glass"
• City Hall
• Royal Festival Hall
• Swiss Re Building -> "Gherkin"
Traditional buildings:
Modern buildings:
"You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London - he is tired of life. For there is in London all that life can afford." - Samuel Johnson, 1777
- British Humor -
• cornerstone of british society •
- Drinking Behavior -
- Politeness -
Thank you!
Excuse me!
I am sorry..
- Other Characteristics -
• patriotic
• always follow rules
• hard-working
• nature lover
• tea loving
• medium to tall stature
• brownish hair
• light eyes
• pale

• bad teeth

• kilts + top hat + tails


Sir Robert Charlton
Lewis Hamilton
Steven George Gerrard
= living legend of English football
- survived the trauma of Munich
- won the one and only world cup
victory for England
= British Formula One racing
driver from England

= "Mr. Liverpool"
- always be remembered as a
Liverpool legend
Architecture
+ -
traditional old buildings

-> bridges
-> castles
-> palaces
modern buildings


230 new towers are planned


future development plans in central + east London
-> ever changing story of London's
skyline
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