What an evocative sight! Here we have the largest ocean liner in the world, docked in one of the world's largest and most modern cities, well into the 20th Century. And every vehicle in sight is still horse-drawn.
I've always been fascinated by early ships which were devoid of shear, wholly or in part. In the case of passenger ships the first examples that I was aware of were the post-war Orient and P & O liners in which the passenger accommodation had no shear, unlike the pre-war Orion and the Straths.
Now I see an example from the turn of the 20th century! Makes plenty of sense, although the aesthetics suffer, at least in my humble architect's opinion!