Ciao Italia – Don’t forget to look up, and down!

This room was beautiful in it’s over the top oppulence. Octagonal in shape, the floor was made up of many different marbles laid out to mimic the shape of the room. The walls are covered with dupiani silk. Not shown in this photo were beautiful tapestries hung high on the walls. In the center of the photo, behind the statue, is a miniature building – complete with inlaid with the same marbles as used on the floor. I was amazed at the people who walked through this room (well around it actually) who never looked up or down, only at that which is eye level. When visiting a museum, church or other old building – always look at the entire space – floor to ceiling.

xoxo Linda