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Englisch - London sights

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Gast
#1
Mh.. *hust* ich hätte da auch mal eine Frage bzw Bitte.

Am Montag schreib ich Englisch arbeit... und Lehrerin meinte wir sollten über Sehnswürdigkeiten Von London bescheid wissen. Weil das zu 99% dran kommt...
Ich hab auch schon etwas gegoogelt aber nicht wirklich viel gefunden.
Wisst ihr vielleicht so eins bis zwei Sätze (Deutsch oder Englisch) über:
- Madame Tussand's
- Tower Bridge
- the underground
- the Tower of London

Wär euch echt dankbar....
 
J

Julia3356

Gast
#2
Also: Über Madame Tussaud's weiß ich nur, dass es eine sehr berühmte Wachsfigurenausstellung ist. Und der Tower war meiner Meinuing nach mal ein Gefängnis oder so?
 
L

Laguna

Gast
#3
Jo also über M. T musste ich mal ne Ausarbeitung schreiben
Ich weiß zwar nicht ob es dir was nützt aber hier ist ein Teil von
Ihrer Geschichte:

The Full History of Madame Tussauds
FRANCE, 1770-1802
Through talent and determination, a young girl named Marie Grosholz came to be numbered among the most famous of English institutions.

1761
Marie Grosholz, later known as Madame Tussaud, is born in Strasbourg.

1770
Marie's mother's employer, a doctor called Philippe Curtius, opens an exhibition of life-size wax figures at the Palais Royale in Paris. Marie learns the art of wax modelling from him.

1777
Marie models the famous author and philosopher, Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire.

1780
Marie becomes art tutor to King Louis XVI's sister and goes to live at the royal court in Versailles.

1789 - The outbreak of the French Revolution.
Marie returns to Paris, later helping Curtius to mould the heads of some of the guillotine's victims – among them her Versailles acquaintances.



ENGLAND - TRAVELLING PERIOD, 1802-35
1794
Marie Grosholz inherits Curtius's collection of figures.

1795
She marries François Tussaud, an engineer, but leaves him eight years later to bring the collection on a tour of the British Isles.



ENGLAND - BAKER ST BAZAAR, 1835-84
For the next 33 years, she lives the exhausting and precarious life of a travelling showman, moving from town to town with her caravans, organising advertising, and encouraging newspaper anecdotes, or organising charity benefits to bring in useful patrons.

She suffers shipwreck in the Irish Sea, and fire during the Bristol Riots of 1831. Yet, throughout the travelling years, new figures are constantly introduced.

1835
Madame Tussauds settles into a permanent home in The Bazaar, Baker Street, London.

"Visitors entering the Bazaar from Baker Street proceed to a saloon richly decorated with mirrored embellishments. Here sits an aged lady, with an accent which proclaims her Gallic origins. Were she motionless, you would take her for a piece of waxwork. This is Madame Tussaud, a lady who is in herself an Exhibition."
- from an 1842 guidebook

1846
Punch Magazine coins the name "Chamber of Horrors" for Madame Tussauds separate room where gruesome relics of the French Revolution are displayed.

1850
Madame Tussaud dies. In her old age, supported by two sons, she had achieved great success. She had resisted a U.S. buy-out, her memoirs had been published, and her portrait was painted by a court painter. She had been immortalised by Dickens (as Mrs Jarley) and caricatured by Cruikshank.



MOVE TO MARYLEBONE ROAD
1884
Madame Tussauds grandson, Joseph Randall, directs the move to the present site in Marylebone Road.



FIRE & RE-BUILDING 1925-28
1925
Fire guts the whole building, destroying not only almost all the wax figures and their costumes, but priceless furnishings, paintings and relics too.

Fortunately, many of the old head moulds were saved, and from these the Exhibition was rebuilt, opening 3 years later with the addition of a large Cinema and Restaurant.



WAR BRINGS ABOUT PLANETARIUM
1940
A German bomb destroys the Cinema. Ironically, the figure of Hitler is one of the few figures to survive unscathed.

1958
Madame Tussauds opens the Commonwealth's first Planetarium on the site of the old cinema.


So ich weiß das war etwas viel such dir einfach was raus was du brauchst!
mfg
Laguna :)
 
S

Sally

Gast
#4
weitere Sehenswürdigkeiten:
Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Picadilly Circus, London Dungeon, Harrods...

da kenn ich mich ein bißchen aus, weil mein einer Nachhilfeschüler auch gerad damit in der Schule gequält wird. *hehe*
Haste darüber nix in deinem Buch stehen?

okay..

now I will change into English.. :p

the Tower of London:
William the Conquerer built it as a castle. Other English kings made it stronger; later it became famous as a prison.
Today you can see the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.

London Bridge:
Today, there are lots of bridges over the Thames.But until 1739, London Bridge was the only one. The old London Bridge had houses and shops on it, but the new one hasn't.

the underground:
In London, there are tube stations everywhere (more than 260, I think). Of course, lots of cities have underground railways now, but the first one in the world was in London..


Big Ben:
this is a nickname for the Great Bell of Westminster. It is/was named after Sir Benjamin Hall. (a civil engineer and politician)


Buckingham Palace:
It is the residence of the Queen (but I think you already knew that, didn't you? ;) )


..GreetingZZzzz, Sally