Monthly Archives: October 2014

New York’s Halloween Tower

The Halloween Tower, by Madison Square Park in Manhattan, New York is rather nondescript. As of today, the 31st of October, 2014, there is still scaffolding cloaking much of the 12-story structure.  Chances are you would have no idea that … Continue reading

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Just as being human can have its pros and cons, so can being a foreigner.  No kidding, right? I can blend in throughout a fair amount of the world.  Rummaging through bazaars and souks in Istanbul, Cairo and Dearborn are … Continue reading

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In Other Words, An Airport Terminal

I can’t remember exactly which Shanghai, China airport it was where I spotted this dubious “delayed flight lounge,” but you can be sure that it is no different from the rest of the terminal.  Not to mention, when considering the … Continue reading

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Things the World Needed: Tianjin, China’s Ferris Wheel-in-a-Bridge

It’s not quite  Tokyo’s “Big O,” but I’ll give China credit once again for gratuitous randomness. Located in the city of Tianjin, a quick train ride just south of Beijing, the Tianjin Eye (天津之眼摩天轮) opened in mid-2008.  What makes this … Continue reading

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