my deluxe bedroom at the rido hotel, aka the love shack, in taipei. my room was japanese style. some of the others had euro style rooms vaguely reminiscent of some palace in versailles in the 18th century, with divans, dark wood, fine china and frilly pillows. the hotel was a compelling fantasy space somewhere between colonial occupation and nostalgic “return” of a privileged home-that-never-was. comfortable uncanny. dizzy disney wonderful.

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