Focal Point: 10 Pictures of the Eiffel Tower

In the spirit of the Feast of Saint Valentine, we thought it was only appropriate for this latest segment of Focal Point to focus on what is perhaps the most romantic of all landmarks, the Iron Lady: La tour Eiffel. Designed and built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair, …

Focal Point: 7 Pictures of Grand Central Terminal

Since Teja just did a post on the excellent Westin Grand Central, I thought it was only appropriate for Focal Point to showcase the historic Grand Central Station.  Did you know that we almost destroyed Grand Central multiple times?  Grand Central Terminal was built alongside the historic Penn Station at the start of …

Focal Point: 5 Pictures from the Alcazar of Seville

The Real Alcazar of Seville is a stunning example of both Muslim and Christian architecture and the history of the Spanish state. It was here that Columbus first met Isabella and Ferdinand seeking their support for his expeditions and discovery of the ‘new world’. However, the palace and gardens are best known as …

A Tale of Two Cities: And their fight against pollution

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times, it is the age of technological incandescence, it is the age of political incompetence, it is the epoch of democracy, it is the epoch of idiocracy, it is the season of comebacks, it is the season of drawbacks …