13. Lithographs

On the walls of both sides of the steps are lithographs of parades from the 1870s and 1880s, which show the one-dimensional drawings of the actual floats as they would appear on the street. It is amazing to see that the quality of the paper, as well as the colors are still brilliant after 130 years. Nowadays, artists sketch each individual drawing of each float on individual paper which go on to become collector’s items.