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SS Ile de France: was the first ship built after World War II, and was not the fastest nor biggest, but the most-beautifully decorated:

Post-war design of Île-De-France - SS Île de France

Post-war design of Île-De-France - SS Île de France

Ss paris stairs - SS Paris (1916)

Art Deco 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.

HMT Île-De-France and HMT Aquitania during WW2 - SS Île de France

Aquitania (left) and SS Île de France during Operation Pamphlet

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Since beginning Melbourne Curious, I have received an overwhelming number of requests to feature Flinders Street Station. As Melbourne'.

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