St Bartholomew's gatehouse that leads to the oldest parish church in London - St Bartholomew-the-Great - was built in the sixteenth century and is where Queen Mary ate chicken and drank red wine while watching Protestant martyrs burn at the stake. It was only when a first World War German Zeppelin bomb in 1916 fell nearby that the tiles to this arch fell off to reveal this Elizabethan half timber fronted house built in 1597. Rear view of the Elizabethan gate house.
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The incredible grand staircase of the French Lines, SS Paris. The intricacy of her 1921 post Jacobean, Tudor, Palladian but not quite Art Deco or Nouveau interior still far surpasses any of these so called "luxury" cruise ships we have today...