This room was a pleasant surprise... the ceiling was beautiful; ancient wood arched into two star-like patterns and in the center of each was an ornate skylight. A staircase once wrapped around the back and down along the sides in a symmetrical fashion but much has disappeared, mostly at the feet. Scaffolding had been put up but it seems efforts to preserve this have long since been abandoned as well.
Still, the supports were still sturdy and I climbed up to the second floor to pop off a shot or two. The stairs were pretty shaky, so I kept to the steel. The floors were missing everywhere, so only the staircase remained.
Every full moon, affluent individuals would engage in intellectual discussions here in what was known as the The Lunar Society
... one can imagine the moonlight streaming into this grand hallway at night must have been an incredible sight.
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