This is the cieling in one of the Reading Rooms at the New York Public Library (Fifth Ave. and 42nd Street). Isn't it beautiful? You can imagine how elaborate the rest of the building is, if this is the cieling!
As I admired this I was inspired to be a more artistic quilter, to think "bigger," to reach further. I suspect many visitors to the Library are lifted up in their hearts. I think this would please the creators of this elegant building.