History and Culture A _ 2012-2013

A class blog Patricia Bou. English Studies. UV

Sunday, 30 September 2012

This is me in Ireland. These are the famous Cliffs of Moher. The landscape is extremely breathtaking. The first time I gazed at it I was really impressed, I was rendered absolutely speechless. I had never seen such a stunning view. I was very lucky because of the weather we enjoyed that same day. It was a sunny day, the air was fresh and we could see a really clear sky. My two cousins and I had a nice day and took pleasure in the immensity of the Cliffs of Moher. Everybody should contemplate the magnificence of the landscape and get the opportunity to breathe pure air. 


The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's top Visitor attractions and are a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. The Cliffs of Moher take their name from a ruined promontory fort “Mothar” which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars to make room for a signal tower.

O'Brien's Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs commanding views south towards Hags Head and north towards Doolin. The Tower was built in 1835 by Cornelius O' Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru. 

The Cliffs of Moher are home to one of the major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds in Ireland: we can find Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Choughs or the Common gulls.


I would also like to show you this video from youtube:


Friday, 28 September 2012

The WIndsor Crooked House

This is me, at a very original and famous cafe at Windsor. It's the Windsor Crooked House. You can't appreciate it very well, but the house is crooked to one side. You can find this cafe at Windsor, where the Queen has a castle.I thought it would be a different kind of monument to show you.


Australia is unique.

These are some of the road signs you might find when travelling through Australia.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Trafalgar Square

This is me and a friend (and many other turists) at Trafalgar Square in 2008. I went there with my friends when I was in 4th ESO. It was a wonderful experience. On the one hand, it was the first time that I went abroad and I was very excited. On the other hand, I was travelling with my friends (and not with my parents) so it was unforgettable. I have decided to upload this photograph because this sculpture really impressed me. I have added some information about the Trafalgar Square that it is realted to our subject.

Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, England, United Kingdom built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. It is in the borough of the City of Westminster. 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. The original name was to have been "King William the Fourth's Square", but George Ledwell Taylor suggested the name "Trafalgar Square".
In the 1820s, George IV engaged the architect John Nash to redevelop the area. Nash cleared the square as part of his Charing Cross Improvement Scheme. The present architecture of the square is due to Sir Charles Barry and was completed in 1845.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafalgar_Square


York City Walls

This is me in York City Walls.


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

York Minster

This is me at York Minster in April 2012.

York Minster is a cathedral in York, England and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England and is the cathedral for the Diocese of York; it is run by a dean and chapter under theDean of York. The formal title of York Minster is "The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York".[1] The title "minster" is attributed to churches established in the Anglo-Saxon period as missionary teaching churches, and serves now as an honorific title.[1] Services in the minster are sometimes regarded as on the High Church or Anglo-Catholic end of the Anglican continuum.[2]

York Minster is the second largest Gothic cathedral of Northern Europe and clearly charts the development of English Gothic architecture from Early English through to the Perpendicular Period. The present building was begun in about 1230 and completed in 1472. It has a cruciform plan with an octagonal chapter house attached to the north transept, a central tower and two towers at the west front. The stone used for the building is magnesian limestone, a creamy-white coloured rock that was quarried in nearby Tadcaster. The Minster is 158 metres (518 ft) long and each of its three towers are 60 metres (200 ft) high. The choir has an interior height of 31 metres (102 ft).


Chapter House
The Quire
The Five Sisters Window

The Kings Screen

The Old Palace
The Great West Window

The Nave
Astronomical Clock


Friday, 14 September 2012

Bayeux Tapestry