The capitals of the world
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Hello! Today I’m your guide. I want to tell you about London. London is the capital of the UK. London is a very big and beautiful city. London has many places to visit: museums, art galleries, theatres, cinemas, stadiums, parks.
Let’s begin our excursion.
|Big BenWe begin our excursion from Big Ben.Tourists in London want to visit Westminster and see Big Ben. They want to see the clock and to hear the bell. You can hear it every hour. Now let’s go to Westminster Abbey.|
|Westminster AbbeyWestminster Abbey is a symbol of England. The legend says that Westminster Abbey was founded by St Peter himself. We know that Westminster Abbey was built by King Edward in 1065. The coronation of all British Kings and Queens takes place in Westminster Abbey.Now we are going to the Houses of Parliament.|
|The Houses of ParliamentThe Houses of Parliament are the power of the British Empire.Now we are going to Buckingham Palace.|
|Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace is the official London residence of the Queen. The daily ceremony of the Changing of the Guards takes place in front of it. The palace was built in 1703 by Duke of Buckingham.Now we are going to Trafalgar Square.|
|Trafalgar SquareTrafalgar Square is the geographical centre of London. It was named in memory of Admiral Nelson’s victory in the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The Nelson’s Column stands in the middle of the square.Now we are going to Tower.|
|The TowerYou can see the Tower of London, one of the most interesting places from the river Thames. The Tower is very old. In the past it was a prison, a palace and the king Zoo. Now it is a treasure house.Now let’s go to Madame Tussaud’s|
|Madame Tussaud’sIt is one of the sights of London. It’s the famous waxworks museum which has one of the largest collections of wax models in the world. You can meet great characters of history and art. Here actors, film stars, pop singers, and sportsmen come face to face with famous politicians. There is a special place for the Queen’s family.|
|Moscow is the capital of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia. It was founded in 1147 by Yury Dolgoruky.
|The Kremlin is the historical and political heart оf Moscow and the city’s most famous sight. It is situated in the center of Moscow. It is the oldest part of the city. The Kremlin is a magnificent architectural ensemble with its towers, golden-domed cathedrals and ancient palaces. Now it serves as the official residence of the President of Russia.
|Red Square is the heart of Moscow. It is the place for important historical events and festivals. It is also the place of museums and cathedrals.
|The Mausoleum was built in 1930. It is situated in Red Square. The Mausoleum serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin.
|St. Basil’s Cathedral is unique creation of Russian architecture. It is of great historical significance. It is the masterpiece of Russian architecture of the 16th century.
St. Basil`s Cathedral
| The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is the main religious attraction of Moscow. it is the tallest Orthodox church in the world.
The Cathedral of Christ Savior
|Moscow State University is the oldest in Russia. The University is the largest university in Russia and was founded in 1755.
Moscow State University
|Poklonnaya Hill is one of the highest spots in Moscow. A lot of people, young and old, are fond of coming here and have a rest.
|Ostankino Tower is a free-standing television and radio tower in Moscow, Russia. Standing 540 metres tall, Ostankino was designed by Nikolai Nikitin in 1967. Ostankino Tower is the tallest tower in Europe. Besides technical services, there is a sightseeing platform and a three-level restaurant «The Seventh Sky».
|The Bolshoi theatre
The Bolshoi Theatre is the leading music theatre. It has made a great contribution to the progress of national music and to the development of the Russian ballet and opera.
Pushkin monument is installed in Pushkinskaya Square. The monument was founded and opened by Ivan Turgenev and Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1880. It was the first monument to a poet in Russia. The monument is in the center of Moscow, and this is the place where poetry-lovers arrange improvised concerts.
|The Moscow metro
The Moscow Metro was opened in 1935. It was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. Moscow underground is without doubt, the best in the world. It connects the centre of the city with all its districts.It’s the most convenient means of transport.
This street attracts tourists’ attention from all over the world. A lot of people like to come here and have a rest.
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