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New Orleans Climate and Weather


New Orleans is hot and humid for most of the year, and rain falls all through the year. The best time to visit New Orleans is between February and April, when the heat and humidity drops; this cooler period also coincides with the city's two most spectacular events, Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. The oppressive heat and stickiness make the summer months uncomfortable and many locals head out of town to the 'redneck Riviera', along the gulf coast of Mississippi. June marks the start of hurricane season, which lasts through September. The temperatures in September and October are more pleasant, while mid-winter days can be chilly and wet.

Some statistics:

2000 census population (rank): 484,674 (31); % change: –2.5; Male: 227,094 (46.9%); Female: 257,580 (53.1%); White: 135,956 (28.1%); Black: 325,947 (67.3%); American Indian and Alaska Native: 991 (0.2%); Asian: 10,972 (2.3%); Other race: 4,498 (0.9%); Two or more races: 6,201 (1.3%); Hispanic/Latino: 14,826 (3.1%). 2000 percent population 18 and over: 73.3%; 65 and over: 11.7%; median age: 33.1.

2004 population estimate (rank): 462,269 (36)

Land area: 181 sq mi. (469 sq km);

Avg. daily temp.: Jan., 51.3° F; July, 81.9° F


Keywords for your descriptions:
riverboat

Mississippi

Mardi Gras

colors


sights in French Quarter

here you see, on the top of/at the bottom of the picture

St. Louis Cathedral

Jazz


Bourbon street

in the foreground/ in background of the picture

left hand side/ right hand side


Welcome to Los Angeles



Your Task:
Study the sights of Los Angeles and find the ways to the following sights.


  • Have a look at the pictures and read the information

below. Try to describe what you see on each picture.

Use the given information to tell about the sights of Los Angeles

  • Find a way through the city (give directions). Make a plan how to get from sight to the other.



Ideas for your presentation:
It is a hot summer day in Los Angeles and the smog makes it hard to breath. We start our tour at Vanice beach and have a look all around. There is David Hasselhoff making a new episode of Baywatch. But we have to see Hollywood so we take Wilshire Bvld all the way to Santa Monica Bvld which takes us all the way West Hollywood. There….


Overview

The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish Los Ángeles, meaning The angels), also known as L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the world's most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. It was incorporated as a city in California on April 4, 1850 and is the county seat of Los Angeles County. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 3,694,820, but a May 1, 2005 California Department of Finance estimate shows the city's population at 3,957,875, with the metropolitan area at 17,545,623. The city is also large by geographic standards since it sprawls over more than 465 square miles (1200 square kilometers), making it physically larger than New York City, New York or Chicago, Illinois. In addition, Los Angeles can be considered to be an "Alpha" world city since it has hosted two Olympic Games and is home to world-renowned scientific and cultural institutions. L.A. has a total area of 472.08 square miles (1,223 km²). The extreme north-south distance is 44 miles (71 km), the extreme east-west distance is 29 miles (47 km), and the length of the city boundary is 342 miles (550 km).




Sights




Hollywood

Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue runs from about Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills of the Santa Monica Mountains and Griffith Park to Melrose Avenue; and the north to south boundary west of La Brea runs from about Mulholland in the hills to Fountain Avenue, with Crescent Heights as the west boundary south of Sunset Boulevard. The population of the district is estimated at about 300,000 people.


Due to its fame and identity as a major center of movie studios and stars, the word "Hollywood" is often used colloquially to refer to the American motion picture industry, a term deriving from the famous community. However, today many entertainment industry companies are presently based in nearby Burbank.

rom about 1930, five major "Hollywood" movie studios from all over the Los Angeles area, Paramount, RKO, 20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros., owned large, grand theaters throughout the country for the exhibition of their movies.


Walk of Fame

Created in 1958, the Walk of Fame has become a tribute to performers and others within show business. Honorees receive a star based on achievements in motion pictures, live theater, radio, television, and/or music. Many honorees received multiple stars during the initial phase of installation for contributions to separate categories; however, the practice in recent decades has been to honor individuals not yet represented, with only a handful of previous honorees being awarded additional stars. In 1978, the City of Los Angeles designated the Walk of Fame as a Cultural/Historic Landmark.

The original Walk of Fame had 2,500 blank stars. A total of 1,558 stars were awarded during its first sixteen months. Since then, new stars have been awarded at the rate of approximately two per month. By 1994 over 2,000 of the original stars were filled, and additional stars were added to extend the Walk west past Sycamore to La Brea Avenue, where it is now terminated by the Silver Four Ladies of Hollywood Gazebo. Locations of specific stars are not necessarily permanent, with some occasionally relocated for various reasons such as local construction.

The Walk of Fame is maintained by the self-financing Hollywood Historic Trust. In order for a person to get a star on the Walk of Fame, he or she must agree to attend a presentation ceremony within five years of selection, and a $15,000 fee must be paid to the Trust; a 2003 FOX News story noted that the fee is typically paid by sponsors such as movie studios and record companies, as part of the publicity for a release with which the honoree is involved.

As of 2004, the total number of stars awarded is approximately 2,150.
Some Stars:
the Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin, Mickey Mouse, Lassie and Rin Tin Tin, Disneyland,

Baywatch

Baywatch was a popular American television show about lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County. The show ran from 1989 to 2001.


Baywatch premiered on NBC in 1989, but was cancelled after only one season. Feeling the series had potential, David Hasselhoff revived it for the first-run syndication market in 1991, investing his own money and additionally functioning as executive producer.
The show starred David Hasselhoff as Mitch Buchannon. Trademarks of the show include slow motion running of the attractive lifeguards, notably Pamela Anderson and Hasselhoff. Many different actors and actresses were featured on the show, most appearing for only a few seasons.
In season 10, the location of the show was changed to Hawaii and the show's name was changed to Baywatch Hawaii.
The show was hugely successful, especially internationally. The show led to a spin-off: Baywatch Nights and a reunion movie, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.
In 2004, DreamWorks announced they had bought the rights to create a new theatrical Baywatch movie. It was not announced, however, whether any original cast members would return for the movie or if it would follow the same story line. The movie was slated for release in 2006.

Disneyland

Disneyland[1] is a theme park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company. The creation of animation and entertainment pioneer Walt Disney, Disneyland has become the world's most famous themed amusement park and one of the most visited sites in the world. An estimated 515 million visitors have visited the park since its opening on July 17, 1955.Walt Disney and his brother Roy already headed one of Hollywood's more successful studios founded in 1923 long before the idea of a park even began to form. Walt's original concept was of a permanent family fun park without the negative element which traveling carnivals often attracted. He developed the idea during his many outings with his daughters Dianne and Sharon, when he realized that there were no parks with activities that parents and children could enjoy together.

While many people had written letters to Walt Disney about visiting the Disney Studio lot and meeting their favorite Disney character, Walt realized that a functional movie studio had little to offer to the visiting fan. He then began to foster ideas of building a place at his Burbank studios for tourists to visit and perhaps take pictures with Disney characters set in statue form. His ideas then evolved to a small play park with a boat ride and other themed areas. These ideas grew bigger and bigger into a concept for a larger enterprise which was to become Disneyland.


Directions

To take a left or to turn left

To take a right or to turn right

To go straight, to follow the road

Intersection

blocks


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