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Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Sooneck Castle/Замок Сунек

On a shore of the beautiful Rhine stands the Sooneck Castle. Let's stop by. First, we need to get there.

На берегу Рейна стоит замок Сунек. Поехали посмотрим что к чему.


Here is a little preview of the castle.

Модель замка.


Nice welcoming sign.

Добро пожаловать! Приятно.

Approaching the castle. It's at least 500 years old.

Виднеется замок. Ему как минимум пятьсот лет.


Castle's tower.

Башня.

The view from the castle

Вид из замка.
 And the other parts of the castle.

Ну и остальные помещения.






Next time we'll go inside the castle's tower.

В следующий раз мы зайдем внутрь замка.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Competitive Barbeque/Соревнования мастеров гриля

Competitive BBQ teams get together in DC in summer, it's hot enough outside, and the charcoal makes it even hotter. But it tastes great!

Кое-где популярны соревнования мастеров гриля. Готовят долго, изящно, вкусно.





And this all is not far away from...

И все это совсем недалеко от...


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Not in China/Не в Китае

But in Chinatown, DC.

Но в Китай-городе, столица США.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Downtown DC/Центр столицы США

Lots and lots of houses. Lots and lots of traffic. But nice and pretty! And pricey...

Казалось бы, центр столицы, многоэтажки и деловой центр. Ан нет, спальный район.







Hey, French Embassy!

О, посольство Франции!


Let's keep on going.

Поехали дальше.






Hey, art school! Under construction.

О, школа искусств! Ремонт какой-то.

Going further.

Идем дальше.


Finally, leaving downtown.

Уезжаем из города.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Japan: announcements on train/Япония, объявление станций в поезде

It may seem that it is hard to understand what this says for a person who does not speak Japanese.

Казалось бы, нетренированному человеку сложно понять что написано.



But if one waits a little bit, an English translation follows shortly.

Но стоит немного подождать, и то же самое объявят на английском.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Train bathrooms on Japanese trains/Туалеты в японских поездах

Japanese bullet trains have neat clean bathrooms. They implement some interesting space-saving ideas. This is a standard restroom, unisex with a changing table.

В японских скоростных поездах чистые приятные туалеты. Так как места не очень много, иногда попадаются интересные изобретения. Вот это стандартная комната, типа М/Ж с пеленальным столиком.



And this is a sink where one can soap (left), rinse (middle) and dry hands all in one place.

А вот это хитрая раковина, в которой (слева направо) выдается мыло, вода, а потом сушка рук.

This is another interesting feature. A window in the men's bathroom can tell you whether it's occupied or not.

А вот еще одна интересная задумка. Окошко в мужском туалете дает понять занят ли он или нет.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Walking around a German village/Прогулка по немецкой деревне

These houses remind me of old movies. Nevertheless, all the houses are real.

Эти деревенские домики напоминают декорации из старых фильмов. Тем не менее, все дома настоящие.











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