unter alten Holzwinden, schweren Tragebalken und originellen Flaschenzug-Lampen

English translation: see below

03:43 Aug 18, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: unter alten Holzwinden, schweren Tragebalken und originellen Flaschenzug-Lampen
The text is tourist brochure type stuff about a luxury hotel and its surroundings. The above phrase describes the restaurant in the hotel.
julie
English translation:see below
Explanation:
My guess would be that the restaurant atmosphere might have something to do with mining, logging or an old mill, a typical rustic decor. A "Winde" is a "winch" (your winches are apparently made from wood), a "Flaschenzug" is a "block and tackle" and Trag(e)balken is a (supporting) beam. Such a lamp probably has a small wooden pulley near the ceiling and another down near the lamp, allowing the height to be adjusted (or at least look like it could be adjusted).

"…under old wooden winches, massive beams and novel block and tackle lamps…"

- HTH - Dan

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Explanation:
My guess would be that the restaurant atmosphere might have something to do with mining, logging or an old mill, a typical rustic decor. A "Winde" is a "winch" (your winches are apparently made from wood), a "Flaschenzug" is a "block and tackle" and Trag(e)balken is a (supporting) beam. Such a lamp probably has a small wooden pulley near the ceiling and another down near the lamp, allowing the height to be adjusted (or at least look like it could be adjusted).

"…under old wooden winches, massive beams and novel block and tackle lamps…"

- HTH - Dan



Dan McCrosky
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Explanation:
under old/ancient wooden winches, heavy support timbers (or simply wooden beams) und orininal pulley-type lights…



Ulrich Lehne
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