domingo, 21 de mayo de 2017

History of London.

Listen and watch this video. More than 2,000 years in only 4 minutes!

 

(subtitles also available)

PORTFOLIO: 

  • share (in comments section) something that you DIDN'T KNOW about London (ANY aspect mentioned in the video). 
  • paste YOUR OWN comment and three more (that you ALSO founf interesting/ you didn't know.


Thanks Bárbara for finding the video 

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 stella :-)

38 comentarios:

  1. I didn't know about the great fire of 1666. Over 1.8 square kilometres of it were burned down by it. That's probably one of the bigger (if not THE biggest) city fires in history.

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    1. Yes, I agree with you. That big fire destroyed practically the whole city!.

      stella

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  2. Hi Stella! Hi Bárbara! A thing that make me think about and look for information was the Tower Hill. I didn´t know it was built by Romans and it´s an ancient area of London. Probably, it could be older. Some scientists or paleontologists discovered objects from the Bronze Era.

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    1. Sure, what you are saying is very interesting! This city is more than 2000 years old, and for sure scientists find "pieces" of ancient cultures.

      stella

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  3. I didn´t know that after the great fire of 1666 it was decreed that all the new housing should be built of brick and to a standard of desing or that this standard of desing was the one that formed the basis of the London streets. I think is very interesting to know the reasons why London is what it is nowadays.
    Agostina Sangunetti

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    1. Surely wood must have been the cheapest material 4 centuries ago. But it had to be replaced by mortar and cement1

      stella

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  4. I didn't know that by 2036 London is expected to have 11 million people. I assume this might be because of the immigration, people who look for better jobs or high birth rates.

    Rocio Molinari.

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  5. I did not know that after the Great Fire of 1666 King Charles II had wanted to rebuild it with a Renaissance plan, but the merchants wanted to get back to business as soon as possible so the city was rebuilt on the old plan! It would have been great the view of the city set in the Renaissance

    Florencia Franco

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  6. I remenber saw a big fire, represented in a big city in some movies. But i didn't know it was in london, but what impressed me more its the number of people estimate for future. It's make me think how it's going to affect the city. Thinking about pollution and all thats things!!!

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  7. It is very interesting how Romans established in London. They settled in the North bank of Thames two thousand years ago. They settled there because the river was narrow enough to build a bridge a across the South bank and connect both sides.

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  8. I didn't know that in 1939 there were the same population as it is today 8.600.000 . They are expecting 11 million in 2036, for me that's impossible because if in 2 millenniums the population is 8.6 million it's really difficult that there were 2.4 million more people in only 19 years.

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  9. I didn't know anything about the Great Fire of 1666. It was a huge fire, perhaps one of the biggest. I can't imagine and I don't want to, how people felt in that situation. I'm sure It should have been a disaster not only for the missing infrastructure, but for the injured people.

    Julieta Dattoli

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  10. I didn’t know the Romans settled on the Thames bank 2000 years ago, or why they chose that location. Or that the medieval city was contained within the ancient Roman walls.
    I didn’t know that there was a huge fire in 1666 that destroyed almost 80% of the city or that it was rebuilt on the old plans because the merchants wanted to get on business as soon as possible. Neither knew I that because of this disaster it was established the London Buildin Act which decreed that new houses should be made of bricks and to standard design.
    As a matter of fact, I didn’t know anything about London History.

    Mercedes Elicegui

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  11. I did know a bit about the great fire of London. What I didn't know was that the fire led to the setting up of the London bridge and that it was decreed that all the new housing should be built of brick (they used to be built of wood,that's why the great fire started) and to a standard design which formed the basis of London streets for the next 200 years.

    Mariana Gimenez

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  12. I didn’t really know about the reason the Romans had for settling there, on the north bank of the Thames river, where London is now. They choose it because the river there was narrow enough to build a bridge across to the south bank, and connect to the roads to Rochester, Dover and Canterbury. This was important because the settlement became a center of administration for the Romans until they departed at the beginning of the 5th century. Eventually, it became a major trading center, mixing state and commerce which isn’t far from what it is nowadays.

    I also didn’t know that, after the Great Fire, King Charles II had planned to rebuild with a Rennaissance plan! It’s a shame that the merchants pressured him into rebuilding with the old plan just because they wanted to be back to business as soon as possible; I can’t help but wonder how London would look like if it was entirely built with a Renaissance style.

    ~María Nieves Bazán.

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  13. I didn´t know that the Medieval city of london contained within the ancient roman walls,narrows streets and timber houses, i thought that the city was built by recent materials or made by stones... Also i didn´t know about the huge fire in 1666, im truly astonished.
    Nowadays i think that some houses have the same colonial style from that century

    Lopez Maria Laura

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  14. I didn't know that the Romans were the first settled on the north bank of the Thames and the fact that they remained their centre of administration until the 5th century ! There are so many things I'm learning about this city!


    Camila Ivana Atrio.

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  15. I didn't know that today London's population is about 8.6 million of people and that the same number of people was in 1939.
    Burgos Maira

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  16. I didn’t know that before the great fire of 1666 all houses were made of timber neither that the same fire destroyed 80% of the city, nor that led to the London building act which decreed that all new housing should be built in brick. It is interesting to Know that there’s a reason to how London looks like nowadays.

    Celeste Espeche

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  17. To be honest, i didn't know about almost anything of this. It was a very intresting video. Like some of my mates i didn't know about that huge fire in 1666, which one destroyed like 80% of the city. That part was the one that caught my attention. It was very dramatic. There is so much to learn.
    de Bary Dana Sabrina.

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  18. I didn’t know that after the great fire in 1666 Christopher wren wanted to rebuild the city of London with a renaissance plan but the merchants wanted to get back to business as soon as possible so, it was rebuild on the old plan.

    Peñalva Carol

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  19. The Great fire of London was something unknown to me until today. In fact, when I first listened to the video I related the episode with Guy Fawkes, the man who tried and failed to blow up Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot.

    Agustina Massa

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  20. I didn't know about the disastrous great fire in 1666. This accident destroyed some 80% of the city! It was terrible.
    And I surprised the coincidence with the number of the population in 1939 was 8.6 million people. Today London's population is the same number it was in 1939.

    Yamila Nair Aranda

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  21. Many things in the video were unknown for me. For example, I didn't know the election of the Romans to settle. They chose the north bank of the Thames, London, because the river was narrow enough to build a bridge across to the south bank and connect with the roads to teach Esther to dover and canterbury.

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  22. In this video, there are a lot of things about London that I didn't know, for example, the number of population of the city is the same that it was in 1939 (8.6 million people). And by 2036 they expect that the population have grown to around 11 million.

    Luciana Campodónico

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  23. I didn't know anything about the things told in the video but the thing I found most relevant was the great fire in 1666. As I read in the comments we're all a bit shocked with that.
    I'm really impressed by the fact that a whole city got rebuilt! I like how they wanted to build it with a renaissance plan but instead they did it "fast" with the old plan and we still find it as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

    Paulina Capparelli.

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  24. When I saw this video I didn't know lot of things for example after the disaster of the great fire king CharlesII and the architect Christopher Wren wanted to rebuild with the renaissance of plan of wide streets. So the city was rebuilt with the old plan. The housing should be built of brick and the standard design which formed the bases of London streets for.the next 200 years.


    Micaela balderrama

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  25. Well... I didn't know most of the things in the video but the fire really surprised me, it almost burned the whole city.
    Elisa Chamorro.

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  27. To tell the truth I didn't know anything about the history in London. What called muy attention the most was the big fire, and the way in which London's population is the same number of people that was in 1939.

    Romina Rapanelli

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  28. I didn`t know about the great fire of 1666 which destroyed more tan the 80 percent of the London and because of that people had to rebuilt the city.
    Damaris Martinez

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  29. Honestly, I didn't know that by 2036 London is expected to have 11 million people it is a huge ammount for the city. I can`t imagine London in 2036.
    Cecilia Sirimarco

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  30. I didn`t know most of the things of the video but the fire in 1666 surprised me, it was really tragic.
    Valentina Mazas.

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  31. I had no idea about the great fire in 1666 and that the city had to be rebuilt.Anoher interesting thing is how populated te city was in the past.

    Vanesa Longhi

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  32. What really caught my attention was that in 1939, London had the same population than they have at the moment. I also didn´t know that the buildings were built of brick because of the Great Fire in 1666.

    Camila Romero

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  33. I didnñt know about the great fire of 1666 that almost destroyed the whole city and had to be re constructed with bricks, and I didn't know that were the Romans once decided to stay is where is the city of London now.
    Rianelli Rebeca

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  34. THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION. The video was very interesting. Whats's more I didn`t know The Great Fire of 1666. Really, It was incredible that the 80% of the city was destoroyed. I can`t believe!
    Ruth M. Gaona

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