Although it is now used as part of Salve Regina University admin offices and events space, it still hold its grandiose in every way. The inside look rich and formidable. The outside has an expanse that will probably house half a dozen small buildings.
Herein lies the biggest fireplace I've ever stood in front of. This room happens to also be called the library. I didn't see much books but maybe library meant something else back then. Or the books were wheeled away for the event. *shrugs*.
I have to admit that after seeing the ridiculously high ceilings, I couldn't help but think about the "waste of space". But that's why I'm me I guess. It was impressive but also got me thinking about how much extra space is used up or "wasted" to obtain such high ceilings.
Despite that, I must confess, touring this old historic building was definitely a pleasant treat.
I swear these conferences take me to the most fascinating places.