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ANOTHER FACE OF DLC

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Chinese and maybe Russian fighters are ready to protect nation next to an active runway.アクティブなランウェイの隣で、中国製と恐らくはロシア製の戦闘機が祖国防衛の任に就く。

HARBIN Y-12

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Luckily I witnessed this Chinese turbo prop Harbin Y-12, the Twin-Otter look-alike, under the tail of CZ airbus. She is operated by China Flying Dragon Special Aviation, a general aviation company who operates scheduled flight to nearby islands of Dalien.
幸運にも中国南方のエアバスのお尻の下に、中国飛龍専業航空が運航する中国版ツインオッターとでもいうべき中国製ターボプロップ、ハルビンY-12を発見。中国飛龍専業航空は大連近郊の島へ定期便も飛ばしているジェネラルアビエーション会社。

AIRBUS FLYING HOME

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No hot meal. However, another smooth flight on lovable A300. China Southern A300-600R DLC-NRT. The 477th flight in my lifetime.ホットミールなし。でも愛すべきA300での、いつもと変わらぬ快適なフライト。中国南方航空 A300-600R DLC-NRT。生涯477フライト目。

FORMER DALIEN YAMATO HOTEL

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It has now become 3 starred Dalien Hotel. Its facade can fit on Ringstrasse in Vienna.
現在は3つ星の大連賓館。見た目はウィーンのリンクシュトラーセにあってもおかしくない。
A hotel in Dalien then and now. 大連のホテル。昔と今。

TRACES OF SOUTH MANCHURIA RAILWAY

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Former South Manchuria Railway headquarters.旧南満州鉄道本社。
Former South Manchuria Railway Dalian Hospital.
旧満鉄大連医院。

VANISHING DALIAN PART3

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Walking around searching for the sights that won't last long.そう長くは残りそうもない風景を探して歩き回る。

VANISHING DALIAN PART2

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At the old Japanese Quarter.旧日本人居住区にて。

VANISHING DALIAN PART1

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At the old Russian Quarter.旧ロシア人居住区にて。

INTERCONTINENTAL DALIAN

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The newest and tallest hotel in the city. They gave me a corner room with enough space and an overdesigned wash-basin.
街で一番新しく、一番背の高いホテル。十分な広さと、デザインし過ぎの洗面器を備えた角部屋をくれた。

LATE EVENING HOPPING

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Short hop to Dalien on today's last flight from Shenyang Taoxian International.
瀋陽桃仙機場発、本日最後の便で大連へ短いフライト。
Tonight's inflight meal is plateful of peanuts. 今夜のインフライトミールは、皿いっぱいの落花生。
Joy of flying belongs to bus gates. Even in minus 10 degrees Celsius. China Southern A319 SHE-DLC. The 476th flight in my lifetime. 飛行の喜びはバスゲートにあり。たとえ摂氏零下10度でも。中国南方航空 A319 SHE-DLC。生涯476フライト目。

FORMER HOTEN YAMATO HOTEL

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Used to be built and owned by South Manchuria Railway, a railroad company founded by pre-war Japan. Now called Liaoning Hotel and equipped with a hip night club as is common in Shanghai nowadays.戦前の日本が作った鉄道会社、南満州鉄道によって建設、運営されたホテル。現在は遼寧賓館と呼ばれ、最近の上海風のヒップなナイトクラブもついている。

SHENYANG-SCAPES PART3

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Shadows of North Korea and traces of an illusion named Manchukuo.
北朝鮮の影と、満洲国という名の幻影の残り香。

SHENYANG-SCAPES PART2

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I like the touch of snow fallen on the continent that I can feel through the soles of my feet.
足の裏から伝わる、大陸の雪の感触が良い。

SHENYANG-SCAPES PART1

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A city used to be called Hoten.
かつて奉天と呼ばれた都市。

INTERCONTINENTAL SHENYANG

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7-10 degrees centigrade below zero outside.外は摂氏零下7-10度。

NORTHERN ON SOUTHERN

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Transit at Dalian Zhoushuizi International and I keep flying north to Shenyang on China Southern flight. China Southern dominates the sky over northern China since they swallowed China Northern Airlines when all ex-CAAC airlines were reorganized. China Southern A319 DLC-SHE. The 475th flight in my lifetime.
大連周水子国際空港でトランジット。中国南方のフライトでさらに北の瀋陽へ。中国南方航空はすべての旧・中国民航系エアラインが再編成されたとき中国北方航空を飲み込み、以来中国の北方の空で勢力を誇っている。中国南方航空 A319 DLC-SHE。生涯475フライト目。

OVER TOKYO AND BEYOND

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Over Tokyo Bay.
東京湾上空。
Haneda Airport and its new runway site are visible.
羽田空港と新滑走路の建設現場が見える。
Flying over the Palace. My apartment is somewhere at the center of the picture. 皇居上空。僕の家も写真の真ん中あたりのどこかに。
Great view of Mt.Fuji on the port side. 左舷に美しい富士。