Let's go back aboard the Empress of Britain.
Earlier I drew the comparison (at least in my opinion) between the ship's pool and the hotel lobby from the set of the film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Now let's dry off and walk over to the ship's Knickerbocker Bar for a refreshment. Here's what we see:
Across the walls and even the ceiling we see the story of the evolution of the cocktail as told through the illustrations of legendary illustrator Heath Robinson. They are hysterical. I am guessing the longer one stayed in the bar, the funnier they became.
Interested in the connection between Robinson and Rube Goldberg? Go check out each of their portfolios and you'll see it right away.
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Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.