Before the pictures, a few statistics (taken from Wikipedia)...
The building itself is very impressive, although not the tallest in the area.
Outside there was a courtyard with a semi circle of statues placed periodically. One particularly caught my eye.
Speaking of knitting, and by implication all crafty activities, I am sewing and knitting away in between outings. I have made a mini quilt for The Little Quilt group on Flickr. I can't share pictures until after voting finishes. It is a fun idea - you submit a photo to the moderator who posts it. Then once the deadline passes you all vote on the quilts and put them in order of liking. The person with the most 'likes' gets their first choice quilt posted to them and so on down the list with each participant ending up receiving one of the quilts. The deadline isn't until June 30th so there is time to join in if you would like to. I still need to add binding to mine.
Meanwhile I am plugging away on the EPP quilt and have finished sewing all the stars and started sewing the hexagon section together. I'll take some proper pictures of it all soon.