When the Eiffel Tower opened in 1889 to universal wonder and acclaim, designer Gustave Eiffel soaked up the praise, but as if that wasn't enough, it was soon revealed that he had built himself a small apartment near the top of the world.
This photograph from the Government Art Collection was taken in 1944 after a bomb hit Horse Guards Parade, blowing out the windows of 10 Downing Street and causing plaster to fall from the ceiling. Despite damage to the room, no paintings were damaged.
The green wall acts as a sound barrier between the open air disco located in the hotels central courtyard and the neighboring guest rooms. The rows and rows of ceramic terracotta pots are planted with succulents gardening