‘Once’ in Dublin 《曾经》在都柏林

Have you ever seen the movie titled Once? This low budget modern-day musical was shot in only 17 days, on the streets of Dublin. ONCE is one of my favorite movies and is one of the main reason why I wanted to visit Dublin city. It’s such a beautiful movie, especially the ending. During my trip in Dublin, I try to find some movie scenes in real life. Here’s a song from its soundtrack, in case you haven’t seen the movie yet.

你们有没看过有部爱尔兰电影叫做《曾经》?这部只花了17天拍完,长度仅有一个半小时的电影更像一个长篇的音乐剧。当年这部电影的原声带以黑马姿态拿下了奥斯卡的最佳音乐奖。我一直很喜欢这部美好感人的小电影。也一直记得了拍摄电影的都柏林这个城市。这次来都柏林,我特地抽空去电影拍摄的几个场景走了走。如果你还没看过这部电影,先来停听听这首贯穿始终的《Falling Slowly》吧。

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Trinity College – Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Library 哈利波特的霍格华兹图书馆之旅

Trinity College attracts many visitors partly because the library was featured in the Harry Potter films . I actually didn’t know that until after my visit. I guess I’m not that crazy about Harry Potter. It was an extraordinary library whatsoever, and the campus itself was huge and mixed with many historical buildings.

都柏林的三一学院算是城市里每天游客最多的地方了。哈利波特电影曾经在学院的图书馆取景,很多游客慕名而来。我倒不是哈利波特的超级粉丝,所以我也是后来查了才发现去的这个美丽的图书馆竟然就是霍格华兹魔法学院的图书馆。我觉得校园本身也非常美,难怪被好几部电影选来取景。

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[Favorite cities] #9 City of the Pearl, Hyderabad, India 印度的珍珠之城 – 海德拉巴

Hyderabad is the capital of southern India’s Telangana state. Hyderabad was known as a pearl and diamond trading place, and it continues to be known as the “City of Pearls”. The city is famous for biryani and traditional bazaars. All the bazaars meet together in the middle at a beautiful monument called “The Charminar”. Nowadays it also becomes a hi-tech and IT city in India.

Hyderabad wasn’t on my list to visit at first. But when planning different routes by train, it became clear this was the ideal city to do a stopover. It looked like a great place for a short visit. And in the end, I loved this city.

海德拉巴是一个印度中部的主要城市。在历史上这是个交易珍珠和钻石的主要集市。至今城市里依旧保存着这个传统,可以看到很多珍珠宝石店。海德拉巴也被叫做“珍珠之城”。这里以印度传统的鸡肉香饭和巴扎集市闻名,所有巴扎都聚集在城市中心这个漂亮的门型建筑。现在的海德拉巴除了传统的集市,近年来的高科技城也日渐闻名于世,很多世界级的企业在这里都设有分部。

海德拉巴并不是我优先放在行程的城市,仅仅是因为从南部喀拉拉邦去北部的火车很少,所以打算在这里作停留。但是逛完以后发现这座城市非常有意思。

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[Favorite Cities] # 12 Timisoara – City of Colorful Squares, Orthodox Churches and Green Parks 多彩的蒂米什瓦拉

Timisoara is a colorful and vivid city in Western Romania. It has a history of over 1000 years and the city has the perfect combination of traditional and modern culture. It’s also Romania’s famous university city, making this little city vivid and energetic, featuring a buzzing nightlife.

When I was in Timisoara, people told me it’s often referred as Little Vienna because its beautiful architectures and art activities. Back then I was not that interested in museums and art galleries. But I did notice there were a lot of amazing architectures with different styles: Baroque, Roman Catholic, Serbian Orthodox cathedrals. etc.

I visited Timisoara as part of my Balkan trip and it turned out to be one of my favorite cities in Eastern Europe. Today I take my dear Steemit friends to this beautiful Romanian city.

今天我要带你们去罗马尼亚西部城市 – 蒂米什拉看看。这是一座有着千年历史的古老城市。在城市中既能看到传统的建筑,又有着很多摩登的文化。蒂米什拉同时也是个有名的大学城,年轻的大学生为这里添加了很多年轻的血液和活力。对了,这里的夜生活很出名。

我把蒂米什拉放在我在巴尔干旅行的其中一站,来之前对这里并不熟悉,结果走完整个巴尔干旅行,反倒对这里印象很深刻。当时当地听说有人叫这里小维也纳,因为这里有着美丽的建筑和丰富的文化生活。我当时对博物馆艺术画廊并不是特别感兴趣。但是这里的建筑倒是挺丰富多样的:巴洛克,罗马,塞尔维亚东正教教堂都能找到。

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