World’s grandest abandoned hotels [14/20]

Abandoned hotels

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.

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From stashes of gold to a ‘pistol-shaped house’: Chinese document details depths of officials’ corruption

South China Morning Post

By Li Jing, South China Morning Post | Politics | Business Insider

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liu-tienan-1Former National Energy Administration head Liu Tienan, centre, stands trial in the Langfang Intermediate People’s Court last year.

Former general Gu Junshan allegedly embezzled more than 20 billion yuan (HK$25 billion) in public money, according to a document containing details of several recent corruption cases.… Read Full Article