floor is a floor. Possibly you thought this would be a remarkably short section.
But the floor of this chamber is not only a fine example of the legendary
Lekvin floor technique, it is an actual historical example. Sections of this
floor were lifted from the original entrance of the Civic Center when that
floor was replaced more than 5 centuries ago.
was an expert, some say an extreme, craftsperson. Possibly obsessed, but that
can be said about many artists. These hexagonal pieces were individually and
devotedly cut from true living stone by Lekvin during many journeys out onto
the downriver plain for that purpose.
stone is known and valued for its curious and intriguing depth when polished.
When standing upon such a floor one has the feeling of standing upon cloud,
mist, or water, and looking far down and within another realm.
stone also resists marring but, traditionally, is not self-healing.