When I origin ally posted this photo I didn't know what exactly to say about it. I had an impression of it, with it's faded layers over faded layers, that I wanted to express but couldn't find the right words. As it turns out, there is a single word (see below) that could not apply more perfectly to this image. (thanks J.)
1. A manuscript, typically of papyrus or parchment, that has been written on more than once, with the earlier writing incompletely erased and often legible.
2. An object, place, or area that reflects its history