O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!
Ye Olde Cock Tavern on Fleet Street, London, originally opened its doors on the north side of the street in 1547. It has resided in this agonizingly adorable building since 1887, and was the preferred watering hole of such famous citizens as Samuel Pepys, Charles Dickens, and Dr. Johnson. (marginscribbler flickr)