Winter Wonderland 2011 Greenwich 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.
Pub (établissement) Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pub. The Eagle and Child, bien connu à Oxford, était le pub préféré des Inklings. The Albert (Victoria Street, Londres). Duke of York (Victoria Street, Londres). The Salisbury (St Martin's Lane, Londres). The Three Greyhounds (Soho, Londres). Pub anglais du Yorkshire. Tous les pubs ne se ressemblent pas ; certains sont résolument orientés vers la jeunesse en diffusant une musique populaire à fort volume ; d’autres sont plus calmes et accueillent des classes d’âge plus diverses. Au Royaume-Uni, le patron d’un pub est appelé « publican » ou « landlord ». La production de ale, une bière à fermentation haute typiquement anglaise, est attestée depuis l’âge du bronze. En 1393, suite à l’accroissement des difficultés de trouver un pub dans les zones urbaines, le roi Richard II décrète l’obligation de signaler les pubs par une insigne extérieure sur la devanture. Au Royaume-Uni : The Brazen Head (Dublin).
British Museum shop online 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 Irvine Sellars and other boutiques, Carnaby Street, 1968. 20th century In October 1973, the Greater London Council pedestrianised Carnaby Street. Cultural impact 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.
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. They controlled their huge empire through military strength, a long-distance trading network and the tribute which conquered peoples had to pay. 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').
Bromley Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Localisation de Bromley à Londres La ville est jumelée avec Neuwied en Allemagne. C'est la ville dans laquelle David Bowie passa une partie de sa jeunesse. Au début du mouvement punk en Angleterre, en 1976, un groupe d'adolescents pour la plupart originaire de Bromley suivait les Sex Pistols en tournée et attirèrent l'attention des médias par leur look et leur attitude. Portail de Londres 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. Their societies were hierarchical, with the highest ranking people tracing their descent directly from the gods. These gods were all powerful and present in the world. 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.