Sights of London

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SIGHTS OF LONDON:

SIGHTS OF LONDON

LONDON EYE:

LONDON EYE

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The London Eye is 135 meters high which makes it the world's tallest observation wheel. It has 32 capsules and carries around 10,000 visitors every day. While traveling in complete safety you can see up to 40 kilometers away in all directions from each capsule.

Construction of London Eye:

Construction of London Eye The structure was designed by the architectural team of David Marks and Julia Barfield, husband and wife. They submitted their idea for a large observation wheel as part of a competition to design a landmark for the new millennium. Construction of the observation wheel took more than a year and a half to complete. In the process over 1700 tons of steel were used for the structure and more than 3000 tons of concrete were used for the foundations. The futuristic looking capsules, accommodating up to 25 passengers, were transported all the way from France by train through the channel. Each egg-shaped capsule is 8 meters long and weighs 500kg. The 25 meter (82 ft ) long spindle was built in the Czech Republic. The rim has a diameter of 122m (400ft), about 200 times the size of a bicycle wheel. 80 Spokes connect the rim with the spindle.

Tower Big Ben:

Tower Big Ben

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Tower Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. The erecting of the tower was completed on 10 April 1858.

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It is the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third-tallest free-standing clock tower in the world. The clock tower has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city.

Trafalgar Square :

Trafalgar Square

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Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, England, United Kingdom. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars over France.

Windsor Castle:

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is a medieval castle and royal residence in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The original castle was built after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. :

Windsor Castle is a medieval castle and royal residence in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The original castle was built after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror.

Buckingham Palace:

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, in London, is the principal residence and office of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis.:

Buckingham Palace, in London, is the principal residence and office of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis.

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Thanks for attention Синькин Александр, 5В класс. 2011 г.