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LONDON

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The Shard

opened in July 2012
310 meters high
tallest building in western Europe
"The View from the Shard"
→open to public
LONDON
Oxford Street
1.5 miles
late nights on Thursday
busiest shopping street in Europe
high-street fashion, international brands, technology, ect.
over 300 shops
History

18th century → developed
bear-baiting and masquerades
19th century → known for shops
independent traders
horse and cart
bombed during the WWII
Selfridges

most famous department store
opened in 1909
second largest store in London
first public demonstration of a television in 1925
bombed 3 times in WWII
The Tower of London
John Lewis

1864 first shop
after 20 years the business expanded
bombed in WWII
undamaged part re-opened fast
Christmas lights

since 1981 "switching-on ceremony"
with celebrities
Diagonal crossing

2009
pedestrian crossing
countdowns
Bibliography
Buckingham Palace
office and residence of The Queen
official events, Royal ceremonies, State Visits
775 rooms
summer -> guide tours
Changing the Guard -> "Guard Mounting"

traditional ceremony
every day at 11.30am
typical uniform -> red tunics & bearskins

new guards from Wellington with Guards bands
sentries are changed
45 minutes
142 hectares
one of the 8 Royal Parks
over 4,000 trees, meadow
tracks for horse riding and playgrounds, pitches
swimming, boating, cycling, skating, ect.
Buildings and Monuments
Hyde Park
Fox "Romeo"
Serpentine Bridge
Joy of Life fountain
Diana memorial fountain
origin about 1078 by William the Conqueror
consists of many "parts" built in different years
→rebuilt and modified several times
many different uses from cemetery to museum
Westminster Abbey
first mentioned in 785
belongs to "Church of England", but: "royal peculiar"
→coronation church since 1066
grave of the most monarchs (19)
"Poets Corner"
"Tomb of the Unknown Warrior"
"Big Ben"
"Big Ben" is just the clock
clock tower = "Elisabeth Tower"
worlds largest four-faced chiming clock
appears in many movies
http://www.streetsensation.co.uk/oxford/os_intro.htm
http://www.timeout.com/london/shopping/history-of-oxford-street-in-pictures
http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/place/427311-buckingham-palace
http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/buckingham-palace.htm
http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/place/610718-hyde-park
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-12573364
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_Street#History
http://www.royal.gov.uk/theroyalresidences/buckinghampalace/buckinghampalace.aspx
http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/hyde-park-attractions/diana-memorial-fountain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buses_in_London
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/visit-us/language/german/welcome-to-westminster-abbey
http://www.max.de/cityguide/city/london/kultur/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_ben
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_boroughs
sightseeing/124676,1,cg_tip,1,Westminster+Abbey.html
http://www.kaisergruft.at/anhang/westminster.htm
http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_london

DUDEN „Das Neue Lexikon“; Band 6
„Spotlight“ 4/2013
Bertelsmann Lexikon
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