Le voyage à Edimbourg - Février 2010

Dernier ajout : 28 juin 2010.


16 avr. 2010

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16 avr. 2010

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city in the east coast of Scotland in the United Kingdom. It is the capital of Scotland since 1437. It is also the seat of the Scottish Parliament which has been recovered in 1999. There were about 450 000 people in 2005 (it’s the second city behind Glasgow). Since 1329, Edinburgh has officially the status of City. The city was built in two parts : the southern part is the old city, and the northern part is (...)

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16 avr. 2010

Edinburgh Castle

EDINBURGH CASTLE Edinburgh Castle is at the top of the volcanic Castle Rock in the old town. To go there, we have to follow the Royal Mile. It is lined to the Holyrood Palace. It is the most visited monument of Scotland. It was a military castle : the first rock was put down in 600 AD. It is David the First who really started to build the castle around 1130. The castle is composed of :
The St (...)

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16 avr. 2010

Everyday in Scotland

GOOD BREEDING IN SCOTLAND :
In Scotland good breedings have to be respected.
At first it is very important never to say that a Scottish is English. He is British, but definitely not English !
Then, when we meet a Scottish it is necessary to shake his hand, except if we see him for the first time. Especially never give him a kiss ! It is very shocking for him.
Moreover Scottish people are very respectful of others and of the environment. For them, queing up, for instance, is a sacred (...)

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16 avr. 2010

The Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness monster The most famous myth of Scotland is the Loch Ness Monster, nicknamed Nessie. But is this monster only a myth ?
The Loch Ness is situated in the north of Scotland, in the south of Highlands. It is 39 kilometers long, 1.54 kilometers large, its depth can reach 258 m and the water is very dark.
It seems that the myth was created by Bertram Mills, director of circus. He made his elephants bathe in the water of the lochs at the time of his tour in Scotland. (...)

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16 avr. 2010

The story of Burke and Hare

The story of Burke and Hare During our visit to Edinburgh, we had the opportunity to visit the "Dungeons" in which were set several different skits of the different famous Scottish legends.
One of them was the legend or the treacherous body snatchers, named Burke and Hare. Here is a summary of their story :
Once upon a time, in the early 1800’s, lived two young men by the names of William Burke and William Hare, two irish immigrants from Ulster who had come to Scotland to (...)

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16 avr. 2010

Scottish Rugby

Scottish Rugby Rugby is a Dakota city in Northern United-States, but above all an English city. The rugby union is a popular sport whichwhich has an important place in the Scottish culture”.The Scottish rugby team plays in the Murrayfield’s Stadium, in Edinburgh. Known as “XV of the thistle”, this team is ninth of the worldwide rugby teams’ ranking.
Since 1882, Scotland is one of the six teams of the “6 nations Championship” (at the beginning there were just four nations and after five and (...)

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16 avr. 2010

The Edinburgh Museum

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20 mai. 2010

Dungeon

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28 jui. 2010

The Legend of Sawney Bean

The legend of SAWNEY BEAN
Alexander Sawney Bean was born in Scotland in the XVI century. He was a man who lived in a cave with his wife during 25 years, excluded fromthe society because of their murderous tendencies. In fact, to live, they picked up travellers and they ate them, tearing their arms and legs, cutting their flesh. They were cannibals. They killed between 30 and 40 victims… They had 6 sons and 6 daughters. However, they never met other people, so these 12 boys and (...)

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20 mai. 2010

Scottish kilt

The kilt is a typical Scottish dress which ends at the knees. It is most often made of woollen cloth with tartan coloured design, flat on the front and with pleats at the rear. It is worn with a wide leather belt and a silver buckle. There is no pocket on a kilt that is why the sporran is fastened to the buckle. It is made with leather and fur. A pin is fixed to the first shutter of the kilt, to avoid this one from lifting up itself during blows of wind.
The first kilt appeared in the (...)

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28 jui. 2010

William Wallace : his story

WILLIAM WALLACE : his story Everyone in Scotland knows the story of the legendary William Wallace, this strong and warrior man who fought for the liberty of Scotland against the invader of England. He was born in 1270 and died in 1305, executed by the old King of England, Edouard the First, most known under the name of Edouard Le Sec. William Wallace (Stirling Castle)
William began to fight, according to the legend, to avenge his wife, Marion Braidfute. His first battle took (...)

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28 jui. 2010

Scottish pubs

Scottish pubs
When you go to some places like Scotland, you are suppose to try the typical alcohol… Even if most student were 18, we couldn’t drink or go to pubs because of school rules. But Manon, Yann, Guillaume, Jeremi and I were allowed to go because of our presentation. So we went to the Albion Bar to interview people who were working over there.
It was very warm-hearted, the atmosphere was very cool, as if we were used to going there but it was the first time : certainly (...)

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