World’s grandest abandoned hotels [13/20]

Abandoned hotels

Inside a hotel in Germany. (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.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping sounds a lot like Putin in his New Yorker profile [The Xi series, Part 1]

Business Insider  By Linette Lopez <Original Source>

Chinese_President_Xi_Jinping_sounds-3e23d38ef384bd2008fa1993caebfedc(REUTERS/Carlos Barria)Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and China’s President Xi Jinping review an honour guard contingent during a welcoming ceremony at the Xijiao State Guesthouse ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Shanghai May 20, 2014.Read Full Article