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Transcript of LONDON
opened in July 2012
310 meters high
tallest building in western Europe
"The View from the Shard"
→open to public
late nights on Thursday
busiest shopping street in Europe
high-street fashion, international brands, technology, ect.
over 300 shops
18th century → developed
bear-baiting and masquerades
19th century → known for shops
horse and cart
bombed during the WWII
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
1864 first shop
after 20 years the business expanded
bombed in WWII
undamaged part re-opened fast
since 1981 "switching-on ceremony"
office and residence of The Queen
official events, Royal ceremonies, State Visits
summer -> guide tours
Changing the Guard -> "Guard Mounting"
every day at 11.30am
typical uniform -> red tunics & bearskins
new guards from Wellington with Guards bands
sentries are changed
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
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
first mentioned in 785
belongs to "Church of England", but: "royal peculiar"
→coronation church since 1066
grave of the most monarchs (19)
"Tomb of the Unknown Warrior"
"Big Ben" is just the clock
clock tower = "Elisabeth Tower"
worlds largest four-faced chiming clock
appears in many movies
DUDEN „Das Neue Lexikon“; Band 6