The Golden Dome
Peridot green, gem of the sun
Rare jewel-like green that’s fired by a prismatic blazing hologram.
The zenith of the Arab Hall is attained by the central dome entirely covered with gold leaves and enriched by stained-glass windows which transform the light into coloured gems.
The unique otherwordly experience is revealed in an article of the time. “I stand beneath the great dome, and the sun which is shining causes it to sparkle with a thousand gems. On looking up the dome seems to lose itself far away, so delicate and ingenious is the construction and colouring of it. It is a place in which to sit down and dream, for there is not a sound except the gentle splashing of the spray from the fountain.” Harry How, 1892 The Strand Magazine
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