March 15, 2013


Land of Excess is always trying to understand the more strikingly incongruous elements of residential architecture in the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.   What are the reasons behind some of these things? But pondering the double thingie on the ceiling of this dining room, no reasons come to us.  We are completely stymied.  But we have seen this kind of thing before!  Is there some historical precedent for these two double-ceiling-thingies?  Are these referencing, as they say in art circles, some exotic architectural ornamentation in a mysterious and distant land, something we could understand if only we were more educated, more worldly?