The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
The only ship on the Atlantic to rival Normandie for luxury, this ship attracted the elite patrons coveted by shipping lines. Her only drawback was that she sailed from Canadian ports in a time when most people preferred traveling from New York.
“The…great ship to enter the Atlantic arena, in 1931, was the Empress of Britain, the new flagship of the Canadian Pacific Line. Famed for her lavish and spacious interiors, this ship helped to encourage a wider enthusiasm for the modern style, particularly as she also had a pioneering role as a cruise ship during the winter season.” - “Travel, Transport and Art Deco”, Art Deco 1910-1939, Paul Atterbury