Saharan Sand turns London Sky Red

  As Ophelia continues to batter Ireland, and disrupt flights and transportation across the UK, it has also had the rather spectacular side effect of lifting the sand from the Sahara desert and hurling it into London’s skies turning it red. Perhaps most interestingly, this phenomenon isn’t as rare as one …

Focal Point: Princeton University

Recently I went on a photo-walk to seek some inspiration in the historic Princeton University and, believe me, there is no dearth of stimulation here. Just stepping onto the hallowed ground that was once touched by the feet of Feynman and Turing elevates one’s mind. Here is a video of …

UPDATED: Here is why United is to blame

As most of you will have heard by now: a video has emerged of a passenger, who is by all accounts a doctor, being forcibly dragged off a United flight 3411 that was headed to Louisville. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/10/video-surfaces-of-man-being-dragged-from-overbooked-united-flight.html This is an insane situation from start to finish.  And, while the passenger is definitely …

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 …