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the mystery of the missing room

the mystery of the missing room - Conquistador China*
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A scene like this is full of unanswered questions, such as, where did the floor above go? It must have collapsed, but when? Why was the debris from it cleared away in this spot and not in so many others? What was the room, anyway? If you look carefully at what is left, you can see that there are boards to the right of the door from which teacups still hang, despite the inherent ridiculousness of their current positioning. That surreality and never-ending trove of mysteries is one of the reasons I love places like this so much.

Text and photograph by Matthew Christopher, taken at Conquistador China.

Also in: Conquistador China*

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