Dear German Talkers,
I hope you all had a lovely summer – despite the on-going situation.
Given that many of us are currently not able or prefer not to go on any trips, I thought I might take you on a virtual journey on the river Nile in this talk. I came across a variety of 19th century photographs of Egypt in our School of Art collection and, as I did a wonderful Nile cruise myself years ago, thought it might be a nice topic for a German Talk. I tried to keep it short, but discovered in the end that it is possibly the longest Talk I have created so far. However, at least you can go through it at your own pace, listening and reading as much as you like at a time. Because of the length of the Talk, I decided not to add any extra exercises, but you will find some vocabulary within the text. I hope you will find it interesting and enjoyable.
I’m still working on the sound quality of my presentations, so apologies for the current, tinny sound.
As usual, feedback – whether positive or negative – would be appreciated. You can write in the comment box below or email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the very best wishes and keep safe,
The PDF is the document with the text that I would normally hand out during a talk and which I would usually upload here on the museum’s blog afterwards. You might want to download it first of all. Print if off if you can, so that you can read it whilst you are watching the presentation.
I would recommend to click the ‘HD’-symbol to the right of the lower black panel to watch a better quality of the presentation and to enlarge it to full screen with the symbol on the far right.
As usual, you are very welcome to print out everything for your own personal use, but please don’t distribute or use anything for any other cause, especially the images, as they might be under copyright.
Baedeckers Allianz Reiseführer Ägypten. 5th ed. Verlag Karl Baedecker, 1992.
https://vimeo.com – Ibrahim A. Ali: New Insights from the Photographic Archives of the Pioneer Studios of Antonio Beato and Attaya Gaddis
https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/88/ UNESCO World Heritage Site