I love words. (I love maps too, but that is another story!) Balustrade is one of them. Seems to fit the shape, which is not surprising, as it comes from an italian word (and before that, greek,) for pomegranate.
Now that is another word I like. And hubbub, and Cappadocia, and...... I could go on for a long, long time!
I may be weird, but I always think you are never alone with a dictionary!
A Happy New Year to you all!