My second European trip painting, but my first watercolor, and my first painting since I put in hardwood floors in our study (not that that really should make a difference in the painting thing!). I loved these steps (yes, they are really that worn) and the light coming in from the windows. The stairs curve sharply up to the right into a large, round room. They also climb up to a mysterious door through the archway. Can't figure out what the little steps on the left are for...to look out the windows?