When I was around seven years old, my father’s work transferred us to San Francisco. On one of our family outings we drove across the Golden Gate bridge and my mom pointed out the Palace of Fine Arts to me as we drove by it on our way into the Presidio and then to the bridge. I remember thinking that the rotunda WAS the entire palace and that it was a secret entrance to an underground theater or something. Remember, I was seven at the time and as a comic book loving kid, the idea of a secret underground anything was awesome to me.
So, yeah, the orb’s the entire Conservatory. 🙂