Ways of exploring change in the course of time. Previously they were confined to reading books and meeting other people. For centuries the poorly developed transport did not allow people to travel freely. Although technical progress of today has made our planet a small world, books remain our main guide into the world of the unknown. They help people to learn about the world. They recount about a lot
London is home to over 300 museums and galleries, making it the epicentre of culture and collections in the northern hemisphere. From the world's largest maritime museum to an art gallery in an old power station, London investigates the history of everything from boats to Botticelli's and mosaics to manuscripts.
The Metropolitan, one of the largest art museum in the world, is located in New York. Its permanent collection amounts to nearly 3 million works of art. They were brought from all over the world including objects from the Palaeolithic era to modern times. The museum was founded in 1870. The original Victorian Gothic redbrick building has since been encased in other architecture.
There are a lot of places of interest in London. Among them are: Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, London Bridge, the Tower of London. WESTMINSTER, now the political centre of London, was until the 11-th century a sacred place. King Edward the Confessor decided to build a great abbey thurch here. It was consecrated in 1065, but a week later the King
Its a pity I haven't been to London yet, but I have read a lot about ft. So I have no doubt that London is worth sightseeing! Sightseeing tours in London usually start in Trafalgar Square. Ifs the centre of London, and I think ifs the best starting point for anybody's tour of the English'capital Tourists are particularly impressed by the Nelson Column there in the centre of die square. You can see it
Although I am not a theatre-goer, I never miss a chance to see a good play. There are a lot of theatres in Moscow. But even now it is very difficult to get tickets for really good performances. It's next to impossible to get tickets to the Bolshoy Theatre on a Sunday night. The house is sold out in advance. But once I was lucky to get tickets to the Bolshoy Theatre. "The Sleeping Beauty" was on.
I'm fond of music and whenever I have some free time I go to the Concert Hall. There are a lot of concert halls in our country. Our people are very keen on music. That is why whenever I go to the concert, the hall is always full of people.
Last summer my classmates and I went to Great Britain for a holiday. We lived in the host-families in the suburbs of London. We didn't go to England only for pleasure. We were learning English there. We had classes of English five days a week three hours a day. Our English teacher gave us classes of English at architecture and Salvador Dali's paintings I made up my mind western Europe from the
The history of the Early Russian state dates back to the 9-th century. Kiev, Novgorod and Vladimir formed the centre of ancient Russia. It bypassed the stage of slavery and developed according to the laws of feudal society. After the baptism of Russia in 988 churches and monasteries were built there. Russia became a powerful and progressive Christian state.
St. Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities of Europe, has played an important role in Russian history. Founded by Peter I the Great in 1703 it was the capital of the Russian Empire for two centuries. St. Petersburg was the scene of two revolutions. After the revolutions of 1917 it was renamed into Leningrad and became the capital of the new Republic. During World War II the city was besieged and