Here is the grand ballroom:
And here is the view from the grand ballroom entrance looking back into the lobby:
This beautiful staircase went three stories down.
We did not do any sketching there, but I'd like to go back sometime to try drawing the architecture, which I find daunting.
I did sketch the next day at a Christmas party -- we had a White Elephant gift exchange on Boxing Day:
The last Christmas themed photo is a Study in Green and Red (AKA, an Anna's Hummingbird at my feeder):
Coming Wednesday: More drawing at Sky Nursery.