March 23, 2013


Land of Excess occasionally makes use of aerial photos in its effort to fully describe the horror of the state of residential building in the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.  And we have noticed quietly, to ourselves, that sometimes there are little glitches in the software that makes the viewing of these vast aerial digital images possible.  Once in a while, when we are zooming in or out using the tools provided, the software of the aerial photo website jumps back and forth in time.  And we get to see the before and after.  And we are aghast and sickened time travelers.  See what we found on River Road in Potomac, MD.  See the houses in the first picture.  In the second picture, see the horror.  And, hey, if you look closely, it seems that there are palm trees around the circular driveway.  This is in a Mid-Atlantic state.   We assume they must be gigantic potted palms that are withdrawn into the thing that looks like an indoor swimming pool (towards the back) during colder months.