My first impression of the Bank of the Italy was that there must be a very interesting history on it. Then I saw that the Trans America Pyramid was across the street, which meant we were downtown. That would explain the noise! There were two plaques, so we went straight over to them. After we read the plaques we went inside. It was so amazing I could not stop looking up at the ceiling! The ceiling and walls were made out of marble! There were columns made out of marble with three stones on the top of them. Then I saw the safe. It was a small room with a big door that was swung open. The teller cages were also made of marble and copper.

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