Everything in Italy is beautiful! Case in point - our breakfast table was beautiful. Somehow I didn't take pictures of the breakfast room but it was fabulous as well. However, I found that some things were beautifully, and totally, well, strange.
Case in point - the internet station. The Hotel Santa Maria Novella had a computer hooked up to provide free internet to its guests. On our last day, I decided to seek out the said computer to look for news regarding Penny and her stay at "camp" while we were gone.
I went to the 1st floor (our basement floor) where it was located by the exercise room. I truly thought I stepped into the twilight zone. There was a very long dimly lit dark rosey painted hallway with dark wood doors. Everything looked new and very clean. I walked down the carpeted hall looking at each door and the further I walked and twisted corners the more I felt like I was really in the wrong place. I kept going and was ready to give up and I found the internet station. It was the oddest thing - set in this stone "landscaping" jutting out from the wall. At first I thought it was a spa or something. As I walked to the eerie looking computer I found myself on top of clear glass tiles and about 18" down there was a layer of sand. Vertigo temporarily struck!!
I had to take Len down to show him it because he'd never believe it! I really wonder what the story was behind this "design". I put it to my reading public to come up with ideas and leave them in the comments!! The entire thing left me speechless!