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Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus
The Circus lies at the intersection of five main roads: Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Street, Covent Street and Haymarket. It was created by John Nash as part of the future King George IV's plan to connect Carlton House - where the Prince Regent resided - with Regent's Park. The creation of Shaftesbury Avenue in 1885 turned the plaza into a busy traffic junction. This made Piccadilly Circus attractive for advertisers, who installed London's first illuminated billboards here in 1895. For some time the plaza was surrounded by billboards, creating London's version of Times Square, but Eros statue currently only one building still carries large (mostly electronic) displays. At the center of the Circus stands the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain. The name 'Piccadilly' originates from a seventeenth-century frilled collar The Circus at night named piccadil. Related:  Voyage a Londres

Carnaby Street Carnaby Street is a pedestrianised shopping street in the City of Westminster, London, located in the Soho district, near Oxford Street and Regent Street. It is home to numerous fashion and lifestyle retailers, including a large number of independent fashion boutiques. Streets crossing, or meeting with, Carnaby Street are, from south to north, Beak Street, Broadwick Street, Kingly Court, Ganton Street, Marlborough Court, Lowndes Court, Fouberts Place, Little Marlborough Street and Great Marlborough Street. The nearest London Underground station is Oxford Circus tube station (on the Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines). History[edit] Irvine Sellars and other boutiques, Carnaby Street, 1968. 20th century[edit] In October 1973, the Greater London Council pedestrianised Carnaby Street. Cultural impact[edit] Carnaby Street in 2006. Carnaby Street was an already well-enough established phenomenon to be satirised by the 1967 film Smashing Time. Carnaby Street The Musical opened in 2013.

Greenwich Winter Wonderland 2011 Aztecs (Mexica) During the twelfth century AD the Mexica were a small and obscure tribe searching for a new homeland. Eventually they settled in the Valley of Mexico and founded their capital, Tenochtitlan, in 1345. At the beginning of the sixteenth century it was one of the largest cities in the world. Warfare was extremely important for the Mexica people and led them to conquer most of modern-day central and southern Mexico. Stone sculpture in the British Museum collection reflects the Mexica's complex religious beliefs and the large pantheon of gods they worshipped. Craftsmen also worked in gold, turquoise mosaic and feathers. Hernán Cortés and his small Spanish army arrived in 1519 and overthrew the Mexica ruler Moctezuma Xocoyotzin with relative ease. *The people and culture we know as 'Aztec' referred to themselves as the Mexica (pronounced 'Mé-shee-ka'). Image caption: Mosaic mask of Quetzalcoatl Mexica/Mixtec, 15th-16th century AD.

Méridien de Greenwich Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Emplacement du méridien de Greenwich (ligne rouge verticale) sur un planisphère Le méridien de Greenwich est le méridien qui sert de référence internationale de longitude, d'où son nom de « méridien origine ». Description[modifier | modifier le code] Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] Le choix du méridien de Greenwich comme point de référence pour la longitude est complètement arbitraire, aussi différents méridiens ont été utilisés par le passé : ↑ History of the Prime Meridian -Past and Present [1] [archive] Zones traversées[modifier | modifier le code] Matérialisation du méridien à l'observatoire de Greenwich Depuis le pôle Nord jusqu'au pôle Sud, le méridien de Greenwich traverse les régions et pays suivants : Notes et références[modifier | modifier le code] Voir aussi[modifier | modifier le code] Méridien

Londres :: Guide de voyage Londres Londres a franchi le millénaire en s’offrant une cure de jouvence. Dopée par la croissance économique, elle s’est offert un lifting architectural spectaculaire, affirmant ainsi son rôle de mégalopole multiculturelle. Le cosmopolitisme et la tolérance, l’esprit d’entreprise, les hauts salaires et le (presque) plein emploi ont attiré une nouvelle vague d’immigration jusqu'à l'automne 2008. Même si la crise a changé la donne, Londres a toujours la cote et les jeunes Frenchies sont près de 300 000 à avoir franchi le Channel pour tenter leur chance dans cet eldorado européen, devenu de facto la capitale économique et culturelle du Vieux Continent.

Ancient Egypt Towards the end of the fourth millennium BC several independent city-states were unified to form a single state, marking the beginning of over 3,000 years of pharaonic civilisation in the Nile Valley. Fertile earth left behind after the yearly Nile flood provided the basis for Egypt’s agricultural prosperity, a key factor in the longevity of the civilisation. Impressive monuments were erected in the name of kings, from monumental temples for the gods to the pyramids marking the burials of rulers. The British Museum collection includes statuary and decorated architecture from throughout pharaonic history, often inscribed with hieroglyphs. Texts preserved on papyrus help reveal the complex administration of the country, but also include magical, medical and mathematical works and poetry. At certain periods, Egypt’s empire extended over neighbouring areas, from Upper Nubia to the Euphrates river.

British Museum shop online Restaurant Londres : les meilleurs restaurants de Londres - Cityvox  Bengal VillageRestaurant indienExcellent, très bon rapport qualité prix Dans un décor simple, ce petit restaurant offre une cuisine excellente pour un prix modéré. Le service est parfait également. Une bonne adresse à retenir. Little ItalyRestaurant italienRestaurant assez sympathique Restaurant au cadre assez sympathique à deux pas de Piccadilly Circus. Sketch GalleryRestaurant françaisTrès raffiné Établissement ouvert par Pierre Gagnaire (étoilé Michelin), nous y sommes allés par curiosité pour prendre un thé.

Polynesia The islands of the eastern Pacific are known as Polynesia, from the Greek for ‘many islands’. They lie across a vast stretch of ocean from Hawaii in the north, to New Zealand in the south and Easter Island in the east. The western Polynesian islands of Fiji and Tonga were settled approximately 3,000 years ago, whilst New Zealand was settled as recently as AD1200. In the past, Polynesians were skilled navigators and canoe builders, creating double-hulled vessels capable of travelling great distances. Today, Polynesian culture continues to develop and change, partly in response to colonialism. The Polynesian collections at the Museum date back to the earliest contact with European explorers and missionaries.

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