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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Victorian Toilets

Possibly not the most picturesque of posts but I found them to be of interest. These gentlemen's' toilets are next to a chapel.








 They have modern toilets inside but these ones  have never been modernised and are still used today. I did have to shout before entering as I don't make a habit of going into the men's toilets! But they were definitely worth a sneaky peek.
















16 comments:

  1. What a fabulous place and not damaged! I love that it is next to the chapel, so many of these don't have toilets - those poor vicars!! I love the marble sinks and of course the Crapper references.

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I probably wouldn't have been brave enough to go in by myself. I found myself in one of these in Paris two years ago and it was like being in a dream, carried back to the first time I was there in 1966. Nice to know they exist in England, too. Those overhead tanks were designed well -- big whoosh of water compared to the new water saver ones.

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  3. Pretty fancy restroom! Thanks for bravely sneaking a peek.

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  4. That was fun sneaking in there with you!

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  5. Amazingly intact. I haven't seen a wall mounted cistern like that for years. In some places you can see where the cistern used to sit, high up above.

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  6. This is amazing, thanks for sharing!

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  7. This is amazing, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Neat! I'm glad you got these interesting pictures, even if you had to tiptoe in. :-)

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  9. Of COURSE this is of interest!! Most of the Aussie loos I've visited don't have a lot of historical context or superb fittings like these ones! But one day I'm going to visit what is reportedly Australia's oldest public loo - although I don't think it's going to look anything like this one, more's the pity!

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  10. Had to laugh reading you were shouting. What had you done when one or two men had popped up?
    The toilets still look in a very good state although from Victorian times.

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  11. I would love to have a photo of you sneaking in to take photos. ;))

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  12. I applaud your sense of adventure. bwahaha

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  13. Here the time stood still !

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  14. ohhh I would never have the heart to do that. The place is so amazing... and looks very clean and noble.

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  15. You are a brave soul. I had a friend guard the door at the Museum D'Orsay P aris and used the men's room. There was a long line for the ladies room and there was not a soul in the men's room. Great post!

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