This is Shepard Hall. It's a building on the campus where I work. Its ornate gothic style just makes my heart go pitter pat. I don't go into the building much. Sadly I work in the hulking monstrosity that is the science building (think 70's steel and concrete), but I walk past Shepard Hall every day.
Given the exterior of the building, you would think I wouldn't have been surprised to discover that the inside was just as beautiful. It is, and I was.
I recently had occasion to go into the 'Great Hall' of the building, and great doesn't do it justice.
With soaring three story ceilings, stain glass windows, and even pipes for a pipe organ, it could put many of the more touristy buildings in NYC to shame.
Plus it would make a pretty shawl,