In this Nov. 12, 1978 photo released by China’s Xinhua news agency, Lee Kuan Yew, left, welcomes then-Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping in Singapore. Chinese leaders admired modern Singapore’s founder Lee for his toughness, economic pragmatism and insistence on respect for authority.… Read Full Article
Inside a hotel in Austria. (Thomas Windisch/Caters News)
Grand banqueting halls, opulent lobbies and vast ballrooms; you could easily be forgiven for thinking this was a collection of photographs was documenting some of Europe’s grandest hotels. However, a closer look will reveal the majestic rooms to be engulfed in swathes of dust and moss; hotels that once hosted royals and high society abandoned to the elements.