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Friday, October 23, 2015

London, suburbs/Пригороды Лондона

Just a few pictures of London's suburbs.

Просто несколько фотографий пригорода Лондона.





Sunday, October 18, 2015

London: dealing with traffic/Как Лондон справляется с наплывом автомобилей

Beginning in 2003, London started charging motorists for driving into the downtown area. The idea is the same as with the ZTL in Rome, except that the payment is not so steep, only 11.5 pounds. However, that adds up pretty quickly. These signs warn about the beginning of the congestion charge zone.

Начиная с 2003-го года, заезжая в самый центр Лондона, большинству владельцев автомобилей придется заплатить. Идея такая же как и с ZTL в Риме. Вроде бы и немного, всего 11,5 фунтов стерлингов, но если ездить каждый день, то накапливается немаленькая сумма. Вот такие знаки предупреждают о начале платной зоны.


And such cameras, as on the poll, take pictures of cars' license plates.

А вот такие камеры, как на столбе, фотографируют номера машин на выезде из платной зоны.



Sunday, October 11, 2015

Buckingham Palace/Букингемский дворец

Here it is:

Вот такой вот он:

And here is one of the famous guards. The guards themselves are not famous, but their uniforms, mostly tall hats, are the source of attention.

А вот те самые знаменитые охранники замка. Сами охранники ничем не знамениты, но их форма, а в особенности высокая шапка, притягивает внимание.

The dude went for a little walk to stretch his legs.

Чувак решил размяться.
The gates.

Ворота. Не новые.




The palace square.

Вид на дворцовую площадь.

And this is what the palace looks like from the garden side. The palace is open for visits two months out of the year and anyone can come inside and feel like any other person who came to see the Royals. It's very pretty on the inside, lots of pictures and beautiful interiors, but no photographs are allowed.

А вот так дворец выглядит с внутренней стороны, со стороны сада. Дворец открыт для посещения два месяца в году, так что любой может зайти и побыть на месте любых других людей кто приходит посетить членов королевской семьи. Внутри очень красиво, интерьер, картины, но нельзя фотографировать.


Going further through the garden, here is a peek at the palace.

Вид на кусочек замка из глубины сада.

And here are some more guards. They don't exactly look as the palace guards, and these are on horses, and they are not exactly going to the palace. Nevertheless, they are horse-back riding in the middle of the busy city, holding the traffic. There must be a reason...

А вот еще какие-то охранники. Немножко другие, но на лошадях, и едут не совсем в замок. Но вот так, на лошадях посреди города, задерживая движение. Чопорно и по-английски, в-общем.

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