Magnificent Marble Hall in Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, England, UK. With its wonderfully extravagant oak carving by John Bucke, Marble Hall remains much as Robert Cecil, the 1st Earl of Salisbury, built it in 1611. Sometimes used as a dining room, it is the place where the Salisburys would entertain their guests with lavish banquets, dances and masques.
"Lions are unique among cats for their highly social behaviour. An average pride numbers 10–15 individuals, exceptionally up to 30, comprising mostly females and same-aged cubs together with one or two adult males. Young males are driven out of the pride after about 15 months. These itinerant individuals form loose coalitions, hunting together and sometimes joining forces to take over a new pride by ousting the resident male." www.bradtguides.com