The ghost of interiors past


After taxis are imported into Myanmar, they are usually gutted and
their interiors (and exteriors) completely stripped for restoration
and refinishing. This disassembly occasionally brings some interesting
and unintended consequences. In this case, a large patch of the
previous ceiling lining has been left behind when the original
adhesive’s strength stood up to the test of being ripped out by one of
the country’s highly skilled car technicians.

What objects surrounding you have been refurbished in such a way that
shadows of their pre-repaired state remain? Are these remains entirely
undesirable, or are they a testament to the lifespan and durability of
the object – proof of past journeys and uses?

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