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Friday, January 28, 2011

Tokyo tower/Телевизионная башня Токио

Tokyo Tower is the TV broadcasting and radio tower in Tokyo. It also has two observation decks. The first deck is located at 500 feet, it can be seen on the picture below, the two-story square balcony-looking thing in the middle of the tower. The second observatory is located at 820 feet above the sea level, and it is the circular area closer to the top of the tower. The winds shake the tower a little bit and can be felt at the first observation deck. The wait line to go to the upper deck was an hour, so we did not go there.

Телевизионная Башня Токио это телерадиовещательная вышка Токио. Помимо оборудования, на башне еще есть две смотровые площадки. Первая площадка распложена на высоте 150 метров (на картинке внизу, похожа на двухэтажный балкон),  а другая на высоте 250 метров (почти на самом верху, круглый балкон). Мы поднялись на первую площадку, там было много чего видно, но и чувствовался ветер, который раскачивал башню. Не очень сильно, конечно, но заметно.


The lower observation deck has windows in the floor, so anyone can see what 500 feet feels like for the birds and window cleaners.

На нижней смотровой площадке есть окна в полу, так что можно понять что чувствуют птицы на высоте 150 метров, ну или мойщики окон.


Also, there is a stage on the lower observation deck, it is used for broadcasting live concerts over the radio and other events.

На нижней смотровой площадке есть небольшая сцена. Ее используют в основном для радио-концертов. Но иногда бывают и другие события.



Here are some pictures of Tokyo from the lower observation deck.

Вот как выглядит Токио с высоты 150-ти метров.  








The island further away behind the bridge is called Odaiba. This artificial island hosts several headquarters of big companies and is one of the major shopping and sightseeing destinations of Tokyo.

Остров вдали за мостом называется Одайба. Наряду со штаб-квартирами крупных компаний, на этом искусственном острове находятся торговые центры и другие места отдыха и туризма.

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