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Friday, September 30, 2016

Baden-Baden: the town/Баден-Баден: сам городок

Let's walk around.

Пройдемся.


This area is used for concerts in summers.

Эта площадка летом используется для концертов классической музыки.



This building is almost 200 years old, it's an area for exhibitions, balls, and things like that.

Этому зданию почти 200 лет. Его используют для выставок, балов и всего такого.









Wedding.

Свадьба.


Russian flag on a building in town is not because of a Russian Embassy. This is the Faberge Museum. Peter Carl Faberge was a famous jeweler supplying Russian tzars with expensive jewelry items. Most famous things are the Faberge eggs, those were the Easter gifts, only tzars could afford them, watch "Ocean's 12" for a little more details. This museum had at least one of them (or a replica, who knows?) on display, along with a bunch of other Russian military memorabilia from the early 19th century.

Нет, это не посольство, а музей Фаберже. Здесь показывают настоящее яйцо Фаберже, а также всякие разные значки царской армии.


And these are the tickets to the museum. They are printed on a high-quality paper, using the protecting technologies similar to what they use when they print money.

А это -- билет в музей (передняя и задняя стороны). Он напечатан в высоком качестве на бумаге с водяными знаками и прочими степенями защиты. Вроде бы даже их печатают на фабрике Гознака. Наощупь прям как деньги.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Baden-Baden: Merkur mountain/Баден-Баден: гора Меркур

Baden-Baden is a very scenic German spa town with rich history and culture. There is lots to see here, lots to do, food is good, but before we go walk around, let's take a tram to the top of the local mountain for a scenic view.

Баден-Баден это живописный городок горячих источников с богатой историей. Здесь в 19-м веке отдыхали разные русские писатели. Сейчас здесь довольно тихо, но все равно есть что посмотреть. До прогулки по городу прокатимся на фуникулере на местную гору.


The tram cars are pretty small.

Вот такие маленькие фургоны у фуникулера.


There is only one track, trams start simultaneously from the top and the bottom of the mountain.

Оба фуникулера одновременно начинают движение по одной колее с вершины и подножия горы.

There is a loop in the middle where the cars pass each other.

А в середине пути есть развилка где они объезжают друг друга.

Here is the view from the top.

Вид с горы.
Some people glide down the mountain using parachutes.

Планеристы пользуются горой в свое удовольствие.


Going down. Looks scary.

Едем вниз. Плавно.

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