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Edinburgh Obscura

curso_reisejournalismus_edinburgh_obscuraHave you ever wondered what the first moving pictures looked like? Before movies, people could view live images projected onto a blank surface from a small angled mirror which then passed the picture through a lens. Supposedly, previewing an image of people right outside, crossing the street or shopping at a food stand, was so shocking to some that fainting was not uncommon.

While the Camera Obscura in Edinburgh is not the first in existence, it is the city’s oldest entertainment attraction still standing. Described as a mix between a periscope and a pin-hole camera, visitors can sit inside a domed chamber atop an old Victorian house, near Edinburgh Castle, to get a panoramic peak of the city. Such sights as Arthur’s Seat and the Scott Monument appear as if you stand directly above them. Your city guide will even show you how to lift people from the streets and build bridges for cars where there was none before.

Underneath, included in the ticket for the Camera, is The World of Illusion, similar to a fun house and comparable with Ripley’s Believe It or Not attractions. Bump into mirrors as you attempt to find your way through the reflective maze and stumble along a bridge through a tunnel of swirling lights. There are familiar optical illusions such as an Alice in Wonderland room, where you and your friend stand near and far each other at the same time, and 3D portraits ranging from Dracula to a giant tarantula. Capture shadow puppets on the light sensitive wall or watch your heat signature dance around the room. At the end, make sure to take a look in the gift shop, where you’ll be as entertained by choosing gifts as by the attraction itself.
Team Curso/CTR Edinburgh, Genevieve LaBadie

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madrid.es

curso24_student_girl_madridWenn Sie meinen Madrid sei die biedere große Schwester von Barcelona oder vielleicht die triste Tante von Ibiza, dann liegen komplett daneben. Mit einer Bevölkerung von 3,3 Millionen Menschen ist Madrid nicht nur die bevölkerungsreichste Stadt der iberischen Halbinsel, sondern liegt auch im Zentrum Spaniens und ist wirklich das wörtliche und symbolische Zentrum des Landes geworden. Madrid hat kein einzelnes großartige Bauwerk um es zu repräsentieren wie den Eiffelturm oder das Kolosseum, wo jedem im ersten Augenblick klar ist von welcher Stadt die Rede ist. Die spanische Hauptstadt aber hat viel mehr zu bieten als ein Symbol und wenn man dazu bereit ist kann man komplett eintauchen in das was diese schöne Stadt zu bieten hat. Madrid ist laut, wild, schnell, voll, geschäftig, traditionsbewusst und schläft nie.

Enthusiasten spanischer Küche und Lebensmittel werden von der Vielfalt der Speisen begeistert sein. Außerdem ist das Preiseniveau in den meisten Supermärkten nach wie vor allgemein niedrig und das gibt unseren Reisejournalismus Studenten viele Gelegenheiten etwas mehr zu probieren. Mögen Sie Tapas? Erkunden Sie gern Märkte mit frischem Gemüse, Obst und anderen Köstlichkeiten aus Spanien? Begeistert von süßen Leckereien? Wenn Ihre Antworten ja sind, dann hat Madrid etwas für Sie. Trainieren Sie Ihre Augen und Ihren Magen, in Madrid wartet ein kulinarisches Fest des Lebens auf Sie.
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Madrid als Reisejournalist erleben und Spanisch lernen

Das Curso/CTR Praktikumsprogramm Spanisch und Reisejournalismus in Madrid zielt auf die Verbesserung der reisejournalistischen Fachkenntnisse, der Spanischkenntnisse und der Erweiterung von interkulturellen Kompetenzen unserer Praktikanten ab. Zum Abschluss eines Projektes entsteht ein Stadtmagazin, ein Ergebnis auf das die Praktikanten stolz sein können. Unsere Absolventen seit 2007 arbeiten in Online- und Print Redaktionen, für Travel Organisationen, News Agencies oder auch für die CTR Projekte in Europa. Die Praktikanten erhalten ein Zeugnis und können das Magazin als Arbeitsprobe verwenden.curso_reisejournalismus_madrid

Die Praktikanten schreiben und layouten unter Anleitung von lokalen Journalisten, Layoutern, Projektmanagern und Sprachlehrern aus Madrid ein Stadtmagazin, verbessern ihre Spanischkenntnisse und verbessern ihre Kompetenzen in interkultureller Kommunikation.

Die Aufgabe der Praktikanten in Madrid ist die Recherche und das Verfassen von Artikeln für das CTR Stadtmagazins, unter Anleitung von lokalen Journalisten und Layoutern aus Spanien. Wichtiger Projektbestandteil ist die Ausbildung und Schulung der Praktikanten im Rahmen von fachbezogenen Reisejournalismus/Schreib-Workshops mit erfahrenen Journalisten, Projektmanagern und Layoutern (Arbeitssprache Englisch). Zur Unterstützung beim korrekten Schreiben in der Fremdsprache steht uns die Curso/CTR Proofreaderin zur Verfügung. Ergänzt werden die Seminare mit projektbezogenem Spanisch-Sprachunterricht, auch zur Unterstützung bei der Recherche. Als begleitete Recherche werden insbesondere in den ersten Projektphasen auch projektbezogene Besuche, projektbezogene Exkursionen sowie Interviewgelegenheiten mit bestimmten Ansprechpartnern aus Kultur und Wirtschaft einbezogen. Darüber hinaus ist auch die Mitarbeit beim Layout und den Fotos mit Unterstützung durch den lokalen Designer ein Betätigungsfeld. Schließlich wir die Projektarbeit durch die Mitarbeit beim professionellen E-Book Publishing abgerundet.
curso_spanisch_reisejournalismus_group_madridKostproben einiger Magazine aus den Vorjahren finden Sie bei Auslandspraktikum Reisejournalismus. Weitere Informationen zu den Programmen in diesem Kalenderjahr senden wir Ihnen gern unverbindlich für Sie zu.

Als Voraussetzung um in die Team Auswahl zu kommen sind die Freude am Recherchieren, Schreiben und an interkultureller Kommunikation unbedingt notwendig. Ordentliche Englischkenntnisse sind darüber hinaus erforderlich.
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Reisejournalismus in Edinburgh: Behind The Scenes

The history of the building is leaning back to the 15th century. Back then, it was used as a variety. There’s a rumour that Mary, Queen of Scots, met her future husband there…
How romantic is that?

In 1929, the Playhouse as we know it today had opened their doors for the first time, but as a cinema. This remained until 1973, when it had to close be­cause of finan­cial problems. I r o n i c a l l y , Live and Let Die, was the last showed film.
It reopened again, finally as a theatre in 1980, run by Ambassador Theatre Group. With its 3039 seats in the stalls, balcony and circle, it is one of the biggest thea­tres in UK. Their highest floor, the bal­cony, was built many years later to make the theatre bigger and more impres­sive. Underneath, there is the circle with the director’s box, which is mainly used for VIP guests nowadays.

Well, like almost every place in Edinburgh and the­atre’s around the world, the Playhouse has also its own ghost! 1985, the year when the Queen came to visit for a gala, sniffer dogs had to check parts of the building. They did a great job, but in the last and 6th floor, they begun to yelp and run away. Before this happening, a po­liceman had seen the ghost of Albert, the dead mainte­nance manager.

Famous touring dramas and concerts such as We will Rock You, Phantom Of The Opera, Mamma Mia and Mary Poppins, were hosted by the Playhouse. Also U2, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Metallica and other musicians like the Girls Aloud for exam­ple. During their stay, the theatre crew named their mops after them. Such an honour!
As you may have noticed, there happens a lot on the theatre, especially when it’s so big and famous like Ed­inburgh’s. If you’d like to hear more stories and have a look backstage, to see the mop-version of Girls Aloud, take part on one of their theatre tours.
Edinburgh Playhouse
by Dilara Yildirim

de Madrid al cielo

Modern spirit mixing with historic buildings
A lot of culture and leisure time activities in each neighbourhood
Delicious and traditional food and drink
Rastro flea market and a great many parks to relax in, combined with sports attractions and street performers
Inexpensive public transport and endless shopping opportunities
Dawn-to-dusk nightlife scene

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CTR Travel Writing Team Madrid 2012
Diana Protze

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Walking down Rose Street at six o’clock in the morning, lis­tening to seagulls flying above your head and watching the streetlights being magically switched off, giving way to the emerging sun, you begin to feel quite homey in this city filled with stories. Make your way to Princes Street and take a deep breath of this fresh air and turn your head to look up to Calton Hill where a new ad­venturous day arises and an unforgettable night finds its way into the cosy cave that is your memory.

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Nightlife by Elisa Henschel

The Heart Of Madrid

The Puerta del Sol, or ‘gate of the sun’ is so named because it was once the site of  a gate which faced the east and was adorned with an image of the sun. The gate was first built in the fifteenth century, but the building now at the heart of
the square, the Real Casa de Correos, was originally built in the 18th century. At that time the square was the place to go for news and gossip, the destination of couriers all over Spain. The building, no longer the Post Office, is now the headquarters of the President of Madrid’s Autonomous Community.

The clock tower of the Casa de Correos is the famous clock all Spaniards watch on New Year’s Eve, counting down the chimes to midnight. Tradition dictates that Spaniards must eat a grape with each chime of the clock – if they are successful, this indicates a fruitful year ahead…

The Puerta del Sol is also geographically significant for the whole of Spain; a stone slab on the pavement marks Kilometre Zero, which is the official starting point for Spain’s 6 National Roads.

Also in the square is the stature of El oso & Madroño, or The Bear and the Tree, which is the official symbol of the city. The origin of the statue, and the symbol, is unclear; however, it may be as simple as an allusion to the bears in the fields around Madrid and the trees which used to grow there! It has been moved several times in its history, but now stands where it was originally intended to. It is the work of sculptor Antonio Navarro Santa Fe.

More recently the square has been the home of thousands of indignados, or  protestors, who congregated there in May 2011 during regional elections to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the government and the Spanish economy. The original camps were cleared by the police, but in late July 2011 the  quare was once more packed with tents and stalls, welcoming marchers
from all over the country. The marchers, their act a response to the country’s debt crisis and a demand for ‘real democracy’, were welcomed with the sign “Bienvenida dignidad”, or “Welcome dignity”.

Hannah Shaddock, photo: Amanda Green