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5 Stunning DC Ceilings That You Need in Your Instagram Feed

The National Portrait Gallery. Photo by @ncsweaters via Instagram.

In these ornate spaces around the city, the interior rivals the exterior. These are some of the standout DC ceilings we’ve caught on Instagram.

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The Kennedy Center’s crystal chandelier against a dramatic crimson backdrop.

Perfect symmetry in the Capitol’s main rotunda.

I could sit in this courtyard and stare up for hours.

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The undulating atrium shared by the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

This shadow-throwing light fixture at Compass Rose.

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Sixth & I’s light-inviting dome.

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Rosa joined Washingtonian in 2016 after graduating from Mount Holyoke College. She covers arts and culture for the magazine. She’s written about anti-racism efforts at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, dinosaurs in the revamped fossil hall at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, and the horrors of taking a digital detox. When she can, she performs with her family’s Puerto Rican folkloric music ensemble based in Jersey City. She lives in Adams Morgan.