Royal and regal, Purple has long been associated with the finer things in life. This petite collection is so lush that you can almost feel the velvet through the screen.

San Diego, California, United States

Balboa Theater

Built in 1924, this storied theater was slated for demolition just three decades later.

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

East Midlands Trains

Established in 2007, East Midlands Trains (EMT) provided train services to the East Midlands area of England for twelve years and are now known as East Midlands Railway.

Berlin, Germany

S-Bahn Train

This rapid transit system in Berlin was a hot political topic when the Berlin Wall prompted the installation of customs checkpoints at train stops along the border.

Devon, United Kingdom

Dartmouth Steam Railway

These beach huts line a portion of the seven-mile coastal route of this historic steam train between Devon and Paignton, U.K.

Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

NSW TrainLink V Set

This train network in New South Wales, Australia refurbished the interior of their cars in July 2013 with "blush plum" seats and flooring.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest HEV

The local railway in Budapest, Hungary began as a horse-drawn tramway. The rich used personal carriages while others took the public horse-bus.

Strasburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Strasburg Rail Road

Luxurious railcar rides with the oldest continuously operating railroad in the Western hemisphere.

Pyongyang, North Korea

Koryo Hotel

This retro-looking interior is found within the second-largest operating hotel in North Korea that has two cinemas and a casino in the basement.

Kyoto, Japan

Ichiran Ramen

This famed Japanese ramen franchise started as a single stall that required a membership to be seated.

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