Big houses

Judy wanted me to show her some pictures of USA’s big houses. So I wandered around the neighborhood and took the below pictures. There are no tall buildings at all, and most of the houses are stand-alone with one level only and but some of them have two floors.  Later on, when I became a little familiar with the vicinity, I got to know that the nearest tall buildings are clustered at the downtown LA, and I guess they were built in the industrial era. Many friends joked that the moon in USA looks like a little bigger than that in China. It is funny. And it is not gross flattery. The conclusion is: buildings here are very low and there are no mountains to block the view, so the moon could be seen as soon as it is above horizon. While in china, there are a lot of tall buildings, and the moon could only be spotted when it rises very high. Confucius and his pupils discussed the reason more than 2000 years ago.

 

Judy同学让我给她看看美国大房子的照片。我就在社区转了转,拍了以下的照片。没有高楼,大多数是独立式的一层房子,有些是两层。后来,当我逐渐对环境熟悉一点以后,才了解高楼只是聚集在洛杉矶的市中心,我猜那是工业时代的产物。很多朋友开玩笑说美国的月亮看起来大一点。哈哈,有趣。其中并没有献媚的成分。结论是:这边的建筑物很低,也没有山阻挡视线,所以月亮一升到高过地平线就被看到了;在中国,高楼很多,月亮要升到老高才会被看到。其中的奥妙孔子和他的学生们2000多年前就讨论过了。

 

Frankly speaking, when I first came here, I thought the houses are very similar to the ones at villages in China. Most of the buildings are stand-alone for single family. Of course, the house designs are diverse. In Singapore, there are also a lot of such houses with various designs, and even better, but one of the big differences is that there are one or more garages here for almost every house for car parking, but in Singapore, the land is scarce, and most of the cars are parked inside yards. That is why many great American companies were first launched out in garage.

 

坦诚地说,第一次来这里的时候,俺觉得这些房子和中国乡下的房子差不多,都是独户独院的。当然,房子的设计是多种多样的。在新加坡,也是有好多这种设计多样的房子,有些甚至设计的更好,可是其中一个比较大的区别就是这边几乎每家都有一个到多个车库,在新加坡,土地稀少,很多车只能停在院子里。这也就是说明了为什么很多美国伟大的公司在车库中诞生。

 

 The houses are beautiful, and the price is also very handsome. Although recently the house price is going downside, it is still beyond purchase power, especially in California which is notorious for its sky-high house price.  

 
房子很漂亮,价钱也不含糊。尽管最近的房价有所下滑,还是超过了购买力,特别是在加州这个以房屋天价著称的地方。
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2 thoughts on “Big houses

  1. 够意思
    帮我发了这么多PP大房子给我解谗
    所以偶好希望嫩留在那里替偶霸占上一间呀
    尤其,传说中的阳光加州是如此那么的一个适宜居住的地方… 

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