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标题lesson80新概念第二册 分类11 查看1316 上传7

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Perhaps the most extraordinary building of the nineteeth century was the
Crystal Palace, which was built in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of
1851. The Crystal Palace was different from all other buildings in the
world, for it was made of iron and glass. It was one of the biggest
buildings of all time and a lot of people from many countries came to
see it. A great many goods were sent to the exhibition from various
parts of the world. There was also a great deal of machinery on display.
The most wonderful piece of machinery on show was Nasmyth's steam
hammer. Though in those days, traveling was not as easy as it is today,
steam boats carried thousands of visitors across the Channel from
Europe. On arriving in England, they were taken to the Crystal Palace by
train. There were six million visitors in all, and the profits from the
exhibition were used to build museums and colleges. Later, the Crystal
Palace was moved to South London. It remained one of the most famous
buildings in the world until it was burnt down in 1936.

译文

19世纪最不寻常的建筑也许要数水晶宫了,它是为1851年的“世界博览会”而建在
海德公园的。这座水晶宫不同于世界上所有的其他建筑,因为它是用钢和玻璃建成
的。它是有史以来最高大的建筑物之一,因此,人们从各个国家纷纷前来参观。大
量的商品从世界各地运送到了博览会,参展的还有很多机器,其中最奇妙的是内史
密斯的蒸汽锤。尽管在当时旅行不像现在这么容易,但汽船还是把成千上万的参观
者从欧洲大陆送过了英吉利海峡。一到英国,火车就把他们送到了水晶宫。参观的
人数总共是600万。博览会的赢利用来建造博物馆和高等学校。后来,“水晶宫”
被移到了伦敦南部。在1936年被焚毁之前,它一直是世界上最著名的建筑物之一。