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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hop-on, hop-off bus tour in Pairs/Автобусная экскурсия по Парижу

This time we'll take a bus to see Paris from a slightly different perspective.

На этот раз проедем по Парижу на туристическом автобусе.

Vandom Square. The outside surface of the column in the middle, with the statue of Napoleon with a laurel wreath on the top, was made out of the cannons captured after the victory of Austerlitz battle.

Вандомская площадь. Поверхность этой колонны, на верху которой стоит статуя Наполеона в лавровом венке, была отлита из вражеских пушек после победы Наполеона под Аустерлицем.



This building looks like a theater. But this is the East train station.

Это здавние выглядит как дом культуры. А это восточный вокзал города, (Gare de l'Est).
Moving along.

Едем дальше.







This is the old Opera building. It is no longer used for big premiers and shows because there is a newer theater built nearby, but this beautiful old building is still used for rehearsals and education purposes.

Это здание бывшей парижской оперы. Сейчас большие премьеры и представления проходят в новом здании оперы, но это старое красивое здание до сих пор используется для репетиций и обучения.

Passing the Louvre. On the left we have the entry to the museum an a large courtyard.

Проезжаем Лувр. Слева вход в музей и большой двор.
And on the right we have the arc at the entrance to the Tuilerie gardens.

А справа по ходу движения находится арка на входе в сад Тюильри.
We are crossing the bridge to get to the island called Cite. This is where Paris started. And the city received its name from the local tribe of people who lived here.

Заезжаем на остров Ситэ. Отсюда и пошел развиваться город Париж. А название "Париж" пошло от племени паризеев, проживавших здесь ранее.


This is the love bridge with all the locks. People come here for their wedding day and put the lock on the bridge that signifies their union. It is more than likely that the key is thrown in the river.

Мост с замочками от новобрачных.

We are on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, a famous shopping area.

Едем по Елисейским полям.
Arc de Triomphe is at the end (or at the beginning, depending on where you come from) of the street.

Триумфальная арка находится в начале (или в конце, смотря как посмотреть) улицы.
The Eiffel Tower from the place called "Trocadero".

Вид на Эйфелеву башню с места, которое называется "Трокадеро".
And here is Trocadero (the Eiffel tower is behind us now). There was a palace here before, now the buildings host museums and galleries.

А вот и само Трокадеро (Эйфелева башня сейчас сзади от нас). Раньше здесь был дворец, сейчас здесь музеи и галереи.
Paris has many bridges.

Париж богат на мосты.
We are now approaching "Place de la Concorde," which translates as the "Agreement square." It was built in 1755 by a king's order. Then, during the French revolution times this square was renamed as the "Revolution Square" and many famous people (including royal blood) were executed here.The square got its current name at the end of the 18th century. When France got a gift of an ancient Egyptian pillar, it was decided to keep it here.

Подъезжаем к "Площади Согласия". Ее построили в 1755-м году по заказу короля. Потом, во время французской революции эту площадь переименовали в "Площадь Революции" и на ней казнили Людовика XVI и Марию-Антуанетту, Робеспьера, и других людей. К концу 18-го века эта площадь получила свое нынешнее название. Затем ее украсили подарком из Египта, обелиском Рамзеса II.





Leaving Place de la Concorde, approaching the church La Madeleine.

Уезжаем с площади Согласия, подъезжаем к церкви Мадлен.








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