2008年7月24日 星期四

dilapidated, refurbish

In Ancient Alleys, Modern Comforts
Shiho Fukada for The New York Times
In Ancient Alleys, Modern Comforts

Some of Beijing’s traditional courtyard homes are being refurbished with a mix of modern sensibility and respect for original detail. Above, Liu Heung, who renovated a historic house.



Turning a Pier Into a Park
Perhaps New York politicians could be convinced to act once they see details of a dilapidated pier that needs more than $120 million worth of repairs.



Video: Dilapidated Opera House Sparks Art Funding Discussion

Berlin's Staatsoper desperately needs refurbishing, but who will pay for
it?
The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=evxngtI44va89pI8



It's a black, dilapidated street avoided by all decent people.

這是一個很不像樣的街道,房屋破爛倒塌,而且被煤烟熏得污黑,體面的人都繞道而行

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to make a building look new and bright again:
The developers refurbished the house inside and out.

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The farmhouse fell into a state of dilapidation.

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describes something old and in poor condition:
The hotel we stayed in was really dilapidated.
a dilapidated old car/shed

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