Thursday, January 17, 2019

Rome {Famous Sights Post}

by Fruzsina, 8th grade

Rome is the capital city of Italy. This city is the biggest and most populated in the country. The population is around 2.87 million. Rome is the center of the Roman Catholic Church. Rome is also home to the Vatican City. The legend of Rome claims that it happened on the 21 of April in 753 BC. At this time Romulus and Remus founded Rome. Here in Rome there are a lot of sights. My favourite is the Colosseum.

The Colosseum is an ancient Roman architecture. It’s 188m long and 156m wide and 48.5m high. It has five floors. The ancient building is made of limestone, wood and brick. They completed the building in 80 AD, in the 2nd century. Titus opened up the building with a ceremony. On the opening day 5000 wild animals were shown. In the building the gladiators were fighting for their life. The Colosseum is the one of the seven wonders of the world. Rome is a beautiful city that’s why I want to visit it in the future. There’s a lot of sight and places that we can explore. You can also learn from the history of the ancient Rome, or you can just visit some restaurant and try the Italian foods.

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Sóstó zoo {Famous Sights Post}

by Vanda, 8th grade

The Sóstó zoo is in Europe, in Hungary, in Nyíregyháza.
This is best zoo in Europe and this is the biggest zoo in Europe.
Here there are more than 500 animal species.  You can spend your free time pleasantly.

In here you can find an aquarium. Sea animals are swimming close.

Green pyramid: is a jungle in the big greenhouse

You can find very specific animal species here and find out what you haven't known before.
There are different animal breeds here from all of the world.
The African are very exciting animals coming to us who grow up in here since their young age and later here will be their families.
There are plenty of catwalks in the zoo for visitors to the zoo, so you can see how the animals spend their daily lives every day.

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Taj Mahal {Famous Sights Post}

by Emese, 8th grade

Taj Mahal
(meaning "Crown of the Palaces")

Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It's one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh, and the 24th most populous in India.

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world. It's a white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. There are at least thirty different types of gemstones decorating the Taj Mahal to make it even more beautiful. Construction of the Taj Mahal took around 20 years, beginning around 1632 and finishing around 1653. It covers an area of 17 hectares. The full height of the Taj Mahal is 171 metres (561 feet). It’s symmetrical in almost every way, only the two tombs are different sizes. The male tomb is larger than the female tomb. The Taj Mahal attracts 7–8 million visitors a year. It was built as the final resting place for Mumtaz Mahal, the third wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Scientists fear that the Taj Mahal may be slowly sinking into the Yamuna River. This is according to Wikipedia.

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San Francisco {Famous Sights Post}

by P. Niki, 8th grade

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

I’m gonna tell you some interesting facts about San Francisco. The first one that amazed me was that this city has the largest and oldest Japantown. Its other name is "Nihonmachi," and Japanese immigrants came here during the 20th century. Many people are surprised to hear this, but the city is actually built on 50 hills. It includes: Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill, Twin Peaks, etc. If you think that there’s nothing interesting about SF besides the sights, you’re very wrong. The first electric TV was invented in 1927 by Philio Farnsworth. His working lab was at 202 Green Street which is in San Francisco. The Bay area constantly has natural disasters., but the hundreds of earthquakes each year are so small, people don’t even feel them anymore. Probably the most interesting fact about San Francisco is that its famous Golden Gate Bridge was built in only four years. However, restoration process took way longer on the Oakland side, 11 years to be exact.

Mid-day picture of the streets of Chinatown

Wonder how the city of San Francisco was built? It was the famous Chinatown that started it. Technically, the heart of Chinatown, a house, was built around 1822 by an English sailor in the Portsmouth Square. The first Chinese arrived in San Francisco in 1848, a man and two women. Two years later there were already 20 thousand people in that area. Chinatown is now home to 15 thousand Chinese, and the majority do not speak English. Tourists find this place amazing not only because of the architecture, but the whole culture itself. About 2 million people visit Chinatown each year. The New Year Parade is one of the coolest festivals out there, with the Community Street Fair, Chinatown Pageant and much more. 500,000 people visit this festival along with 3 million TV viewers. If you’re hungry and happen to visit Chinatown, you came to the right place. There are many food places here. If you want to eat in an aesthetically pleasing place and also enjoy your meal, you probably want to visit China Live. They have traditional Chinese dishes, that are made to be luxurious. China Live is actually a complex, so you can not only eat there, but you can get coffee and buy cooking utensils. If you want to go out with your friends on the weekend, you can go to the Li Po Cocktail Lounge. It’s a 90’s/2000’s themed bar with amazing old school cocktails. Overall, I chose to talk about San Francisco’s Chinatown because it’s a great place to hang out, and you can experience the life of a very different culture in the comfort of your own hometown.

Li Po Cocktail Lounge

Empire State Building {Famous Sights Post}

by Esther, 8th grade

One of the most famous cities in the USA is New York City. It is the city with the greatest population, with 8,175,000 people, according to Wikipedia. It is divided into five parts: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. The town is described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world. There are also 800 different languages spoken in the city. Some famous sights are Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building.

The Empire State Building can be found in Manhattan, New York. It is about 440 meters high including the tip. The building is huge, because there are 73 lifts and 102 floors. The building is also famous for its lights. According to the building's website, the skyscraper was first lit in 1976, and from then on has been changing color for different occasions. In 2012, new LED displays were installed, and since then the system can now change for up to 16 million colors. I chose this sight because I really wanted something from New York and the Statue of Liberty was already taken.

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