The past being reflected in the present for formerly Warsaw Pact countries. "The whorehouse of horror" with its bright pink facade (a strangely common sight in this part of the world), an accurate representation of the present day system. After the "party", getting sober, a big space with small possibilities, uneven flooring, mess, business with messed values. Trying to throw something out but it can't be.
-something made up of many different pieces
-an abmnormal mental state caused by experiences in one's past which affect one's behaviour