位于俄罗斯符拉迪沃斯托克附近的新乌苏里海湾(Ussuri Bay)在苏联时期曾用于回收旧酒瓶,存放于该处的酒瓶经数十年的自然造化,现已成为千姿百态的彩色“鹅卵石”,该海岸因而获称“玻璃海岸”。

Known as ‘Glass Beach’, for many years the coastline looked the opposite of a pristine and perfect beauty spot. It was a Soviet era tip, where truckloads of broken vodka bottles and cracked porcelain were dumped. Over many years, the waves smoothed away the sharp edges as it turned the shards of glass and china over in the water. They have now become a tourist attraction on Ussuri Bay, near the naval port of Vladivostok in the east.

据悉,设立该酒瓶回收场的初衷是防止碎瓶子伤人,然而本是无用之物的旧酒瓶在自然的神力造化下竟然成为了千姿百态的“宝石”。俄罗斯远东负责部门表示,该区域受特殊保护,除了“玻璃海岸”一景之外,还有令人叹为观止的悬崖峭壁。

People pay to come and sit on the beach with their children, with the broken glass no longer jagged and dangerous due to the gradual erosion. Originally, the beach was covered with volcanic black sand but it now looks as if it is naturally multi-colored. Shaded by high cliffs, it has been designated a beauty spot.

 

夏天,色彩斑斓的玻璃“鹅卵石”在火山灰沙滩上闪闪发光;冬天,五颜六色的玻璃“宝石”点缀在皑皑白雪之中。当地人全年都热衷于到此地观光消遣,比如游泳、晒日光浴等。

The beach’s beauty has led to it being classed a specially protected zone by far-east Russian authorities, a status usually reserved for areas of all-natural splendor. Visitors are now charged a small entry fee and are asked to help preserve the cleanliness of an area to which pollution has lent so much charm.