Day: April 7, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s father tried to poison a teacher when he was 14 [The Xi series, Part 3]

Business Insider  By Pamela Engel <Original Source>

Chinese_President_Xi_JinpingChinese President Xi Jinping raises his glass for a toast during his talk before lunch at SkyCity Grand Hotel on November 21, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.The New Yorker profiled Chinese President Xi Jinping in its recent issue, and the chronicle of his rise to power contains an interesting tidbit about his father.Read Full Article

World’s grandest abandoned hotels [16/20]

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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