Iframe div absolutely positioned over the background image
Image map navigation
Lots and LOTS of image editing in Photoshop
Attempt at matching the iframe to the reflecting pool
1-pixel-wide repeating horizontal gradient image
Ideally, I wanted to "shape" the iframe so that the content only scrolled within the reflecting pool area itself, but I couldn't figure out how to do that, so I Photoshopped in a dark, rectangular semitransparent box over the pool and called it a day. LOL
I heavily edited the girl's dress to be more modest, and edited out the darker reflection in the pool.
For version 6, my theme was "Otherworldly Ladies"--I had a mermaid on my collective page, and a butterfly girl on my fanlistings page.
I designed seven other Version 6s; this is the one that won out!
This layout got a couple of negative comments from some snobby designers, but it was the best I could do at the time, given that I'm self-taught in graphic design as well.