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一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信  

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一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信

在按字母顺序整理印有英国著名地标的邮票时,总会在字母X上卡住。
But the Royal Mail has delivered an intriguing solution — by using a picture of Bletchley Park, the top secret intelligence centre where the Nazi Enigma code was cracked during World War II.

不过,英国皇家邮政给出了一个耐人寻味的解决方法——他们选择了一张布莱切利庄园的图片,该庄园是二战时高级机密情报中心,纳粹密码就是在这儿被破解的。
The Buckinghamshire mansion contained a secret radio room under the water tanks in a turreted tower known as Station X, used to maintain contact with British embassies in Occupied Europe.

这座位于白金汉郡的庄园内有一间秘密的无线电室,被称为X电台,在一个塔楼的水箱下方,它的用途是与欧洲占领区内的英国大使馆保持联系。
The Victorian building is featured on one of the 14 first-class stamps featuring the letters M to Z which go on sale today, completing a remarkable postal portrait of Britain. 

这座维多利亚式建筑被收入14张以字母M至Z开头的一等邮票中,该系列邮票今天开始对外出售,完成了整一套了不起的英国邮政肖像。
The first 12 stamps in the series, covering A to L, were launched on the steps of 10 Downing Street (the ‘D’ stamp) last year by the Palace of Westminster postman, Martyn Hardy, and Prime Minister David Cameron. 

这一系列的前12张,即字母A到L的邮票,是在去年由威斯敏斯特宫里的邮递员马蒂·哈代和英国首相大卫·卡梅隆在唐宁街10号(即D打头的邮票)的台阶上宣布推出的。
A Royal Mail source said yesterday: ‘I’m not aware of anywhere beginning with an X in the UK, so we had to be a bit more creative. Some suggested King’s Cross station. But Station X is more appropriate because of its rich heritage in the war effort.’

一个来自皇家邮政的线报昨天说:“我不知道英国哪个地方的名字是以X开头的,所以我们必须拓宽思路。许多人建议用国王十字火车站。但X电台更恰如其分,因为它是战后留下的丰富文化遗产。”
Tourism Minister John Penrose said: ‘Royal Mail’s set of stamps is a brilliant celebration of all that’s great about the UK’s visitor attractions. It is a perfect complement to all that is happening in this Diamond Jubilee and Olympic year.’

旅游部长约翰·潘若斯表示:“皇家邮政的这套邮票出色展现了英国各旅游胜地的伟大之处。这为今年女王钻石婚及奥运之年,绝对是添砖加瓦。”
Overlooking the A1, it is 66ft tall with a 177ft wingspan. Concrete foundations weighing 600 tonnes stop it blowing over

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
Overlooking the A1, it is 66ft tall with a 177ft wingspan. Concrete foundations weighing 600 tonnes stop it blowing over

北方天使雕像俯瞰A1公路,它高达66英尺(20.12米)、翼展177英尺(53.95米)。重达600吨的混凝土基座使它不至于被风吹倒。
Inspired by the Eiffel Tower, it opened in 1894 when visitors paid sixpence (2?p) to climb the 563 steps to the top

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
Inspired by the Eiffel Tower, it opened in 1894 when visitors paid sixpence (2?p) to climb the 563 steps to the top

受艾菲尔铁塔的启发而建,黑池塔于1894年开放,当时游客支付六便士(2.5英镑)便能爬上563级台阶到达塔顶。
The rope bridge opened four years ago. Many visitors go back by boat - too frightened to cross the bridge again

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
The rope bridge opened four years ago. Many visitors go back by boat - too frightened to cross the bridge again

卡里克这座绳索桥是四年前建成开放的。许多游客在返程的时候都选择了坐船——他们太害怕了,根本不敢再自己爬过桥。
No 10 was almost demolished in the late 18th century because prime ministers owned even grander London houses

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
No 10 was almost demolished in the late 18th century because prime ministers owned even grander London houses

唐宁街10号在18世纪末差点被拆除,因为那时候英国首相们在伦敦拥有更体面的宅邸。
The secret spy-hole 'laird's lugs' (or lord?s ears) in the Great Hall had to be bricked up for Mikhail Gorbachev's visit

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
The secret spy-hole 'laird's lugs' (or lord?s ears) in the Great Hall had to be bricked up for Mikhail Gorbachev's visit

为了迎接米哈伊尔·戈尔巴乔夫的造访,爱丁堡城堡城墙上隐秘的窥视孔"领主的凸耳"(别名:上帝的耳朵)都用砖头给堵了起来。
It has a cameo in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - in homage to the game designer Rockstar North's Scottish roots

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
It has a cameo in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - in homage to the game designer Rockstar North's Scottish roots

福斯铁路桥曾在《侠盗飞车:圣安德烈斯 》中亮过相——为了向该游戏的设计者洛克斯塔·诺斯的苏格兰血统致敬。
Said to be the site of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere's graves. St Michael's Tower on top of the hill has no roof

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
Said to be the site of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere's graves. St Michael's Tower on top of the hill has no roof

格拉斯顿伯里山传说是亚瑟王和桂妮薇尔皇后的墓地。山顶的圣米迦勒塔没有屋顶。
Harlech cost so much to run it was often left unprotected. An inventory from 1403 showed just four guns

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
Harlech cost so much to run it was often left unprotected. An inventory from 1403 showed just four guns

哈莱克城堡的日常维护费用太过昂贵,所以通常都没人管它。一份1403年的库存清单上所列出的只有四门炮。
The world's first iron bridge was made from 384 tons of metal. It crosses the River Severn and opened in 1779

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
The world's first iron bridge was made from 384 tons of metal. It crosses the River Severn and opened in 1779

这个世界上的第一座铁桥是由384吨金属制成的。它横跨塞文河,于1779年起对外开放。
The telescopes are so sensitive to interference that the staff tea room microwave is insulated by a metal box

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
The telescopes are so sensitive to interference that the staff tea room microwave is insulated by a metal box

卓瑞尔河岸天文台的望远镜对外界干扰十分敏感,所以员工茶水间里的微波炉只能放在绝缘的金属盒里。
Opened in Southend in 1901 with the first ever lady lion tamer. In World War II, its water chute supplied the fire brigade

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
Opened in Southend in 1901 with the first ever lady lion tamer. In World War II, its water chute supplied the fire brigade

科萨尔这座拥有世界上第一位女驯狮员的游乐场于1901年对外开放。二战时期,它的导水槽都提供给消防队使用。
The Anglo-Saxon priory became the unlikely subject of a two-part song by acclaimed singer James Blake last year

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
The Anglo-Saxon priory became the unlikely subject of a two-part song by acclaimed singer James Blake last year

林迪斯法恩修道院这座盎格鲁-撒克逊时期的小修道院在去年出人意料得成为人气歌手詹姆斯·布莱克一首由两部分组成的歌曲的主题。
It boasts a 280ft bell tower with 23 bells and is often used by film-makers as a setting for the Palace of Westminster

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
It boasts a 280ft bell tower with 23 bells and is often used by film-makers as a setting for the Palace of Westminster

曼彻斯特市政厅拥有一座280英尺高的钟楼和23口大钟,它经常被电影人用作威斯敏斯特宫的布景。
Said to be haunted by a former Northern Ireland squire, cursed by a local priest to choke to death

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
Said to be haunted by a former Northern Ireland squire, cursed by a local priest to choke to death

传说中北爱尔兰侍卫的鬼魂常在此出没,该侍卫生前被当地一位神父诅咒会窒息而死。
The court used be linked to the church opposite by a secret tunnel for priests to visit condemned prisoners

一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
The court used be linked to the church opposite by a secret tunnel for priests to visit condemned prisoners

老贝利法院曾经与对面的教堂经由一条秘密地道互通,以便牧师会见死囚。
Noel Coward wrote Blithe Spirit in this holiday village and George Harrison held his 50th birthday party here

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
Noel Coward wrote Blithe Spirit in this holiday village and George Harrison held his 50th birthday party here

诺埃尔·科沃德(英国演员、剧作家、流行音乐作曲家)曾在这间度假村写出了《欢乐的精灵》,乔治·哈里森(英国著名音乐人,披头士成员之一)在这儿举办了他50岁的生日派对。
Alumni include Henry V, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the internet, and Mr Bean - aka Rowan Atkinson

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
Alumni include Henry V, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the internet, and Mr Bean - aka Rowan Atkinson

牛津大学王后学员的校友包括:亨利五世、互联网发明者蒂姆·伯纳斯-李爵士和豆子先生(即罗温·艾金森)。
The water is deemed unfit for bathing today because it passes through toxic lead pipes laid down by the Romans

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
The water is deemed unfit for bathing today because it passes through toxic lead pipes laid down by the Romans

罗马古浴场的水现今看来并不适合用来洗澡,因为水是经由罗马人铺设的有毒铅管而流通的。
The world's oldest football was found in the palace rafters. It was made in 1540 from a pig's bladder and leather

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
The world's oldest football was found in the palace rafters. It was made in 1540 from a pig's bladder and leather

人们在斯特灵城堡的宅邸屋椽里发现了世界上最老的足球。它是1540年用猪的膀胱和猪皮做成的。
Opened in 1928, it was the largest single span bridge in the world - until Sydney Harbour Bridge stole that honour in 1932

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
Opened in 1928, it was the largest single span bridge in the world - until Sydney Harbour Bridge stole that honour in 1932

 泰恩桥于1928年对外开放,它曾是世界上最大的单拱桥——直到1932年悉尼海港大桥拿走了这份殊荣。
Legend has it the walls of this castle on the banks of Loch Ness were pulled down by the monster Nessie herself

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
Legend has it the walls of this castle on the banks of Loch Ness were pulled down by the monster Nessie herself

传说厄克特城堡靠尼斯湖沿岸的城墙是被尼斯这个怪物推倒的。
The first museum in the world to use gas lighting to allow evening opening: 'A powerful antidote to the gin palace'

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
The first museum in the world to use gas lighting to allow evening opening: 'A powerful antidote to the gin palace'

维多利亚和阿尔伯特博物馆是世界上第一个使用煤气灯作照明使夜晚开放成为可能的博物馆——“对这个杜松子酒宫殿来说是一剂强效解毒剂”。
The earliest recorded mention of the White Cliffs was by Julius Caesar - looking for a spot to invade in 55BC

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
The earliest recorded mention of the White Cliffs was by Julius Caesar - looking for a spot to invade in 55BC

最早提及多佛白色峭壁的书面记录缘于凯撒大帝——公元前55年,他正在寻找一处可以入侵的地方。
The top-secret code-breakers? base now doubles as a wedding venue. A reception and ceremony costs ?1,750

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
The top-secret code-breakers? base now doubles as a wedding venue. A reception and ceremony costs ?1,750

这座绝密的密码破解基地现在也是一个举办婚礼的地方。一次婚礼招待加上仪式耗费1750英镑。
York residents love their cathedral so much it has a ten-man police force to look after it - and its set of 380 keys

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
York residents love their cathedral so much it has a ten-man police force to look after it - and its set of 380 keys

约克郡的居民们太喜欢他们的大教堂了,以至于一支10人的警力被授命看管它和它的那380把钥匙。
When Obaysch the hippo arrived here by steamer from the White Nile in 1850, he attracted 10,000 visitors a day

 一等一的英国肖像:从A到Z、印有地标的邮票值得你给家里写封信 - die rose - die rose的博客
When Obaysch the hippo arrived here by steamer from the White Nile in 1850, he attracted 10,000 visitors a day

1850年,那只叫奥本萨克的河马乘着汽船从白尼罗河来到这里,他一天能够吸引一万名游客。(奥本萨克是维多利亚女王赠送给伦敦动物园的第一只河马。译者注。)

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