So we took a final stroll down the beach and headed home. Life is crazy, but meant for living. Hall, which actually consists of three domes layered on top of each other. Accidentally damaged during a renovation, the embellishment is now gold plated, glittering in the setting sun. Links to both providers are in the resource section below. This requires good timing on your part, since the tours can take up to one hour. Top off the meter before the tour starts. Oak wood panels decorate the walls of this flamboyant room. Oak woods are gone, making the paneling irreplaceable. Thus, the curtains stay closed, to keep the wood from fading. Even the lights are dim, so the entire room feels dark and gloomy. A wide-angle lens will help you make the most of the limited room you have and will yield a much larger depth of field, even with wider apertures. The tour guide will fill the hour with many interesting facts. After the tour is over, drop some more coins into the parking meter if you have to and come back for a tour of your own. Our tour guide did not take us to the giant arched windows and doorways leading to the balcony on the third floor. Architects constructed the building with lighting in mind. The two light courts left and right of the entrance hall flood the area with warm daylight. The giant upper floor windows fill the area below the rotunda with a wonderful soft light. Photographing the hallways, the wall, and the ceiling decorations and embellishments is a pure joy. The meaningful decorations depict the age of discovery, human endeavors, and rights and mythology. The ornate lights and the warm daylight contrast with the cooler temperatures of the shadows indoor.