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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Scary toilet


 This is the Cafe Diglas  in Vienna, a  well known venue for its Apple Strudel and other delicious cakes. If you want to see the variety on offer, have a look at Andrew at High Riser











On visiting the toilet I wasn't quite prepared for the glass cubicles. Must be a strange Austrian custom I thought. But once inside and you lock the door the glass then becomes opaque and even has a no entry sign,
It only works when you lock the door so I had to linger in the toilets until someone came in and went into the cubicle, locked the door and then I could take out the camera!

25 comments:

  1. Thats different. I wonder how many people walk out before trying them.Be careful lingering in toilets you might get arrested and then you would have to explain about the crazy antics of bloggers.

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  2. That's a most unusual toilet! I chuckled when you said you waited for someone to go inside a stall to take a photo.

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  3. I hope no one noticed you taking photos. They might have thought you were a bit ... mm, strange! I'm wondering if you can see out from the inside.

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  4. What's wrong with regular toilets? ;) Technology is spreading everywhere!

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  5. It's my favorite restaurant in Vienna! No hard feelings because of the toilet....

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  6. Now THAT is different! thanks for hanging around long enough to show us the full story ;)

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  7. The potential for technology to go wrong is always present. I can imagine it may cause some 'reticence' for some people.

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  8. In am just thankful you introduced us to these....I guess they could spread!

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  9. How funny, we used some rather different toilets while in Japan as well but nothing quite like this :)

    Diana

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  10. Never seen such a toilet ! Must be strange ! Along the motorway in Germany as soon as you stand up the toilet flush works, the first time I almost jumped to the ceiling ! While in some parts of France you have a white square with a hole in the middle and you have to be careful not to wet your shoes.

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  11. Oh that's unexpected! Must have given you a fright when you first saw glass cubicles only!

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  12. Oh the wonders of technology - now, if we can just figure out a way to get clean water to more people!

    The echidna really is a strange beast - I never (well not in 20 years!) find it less than a good day when I see one!

    cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. Oh how weird!
    What strange mind invented these!

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  14. Interesting toilet visit, can imagine your confusion!

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  15. I went to one of those once in Amsterdam. Even with the opaque glass, I wasn´t that happy about it. What if it suddenly failed? And what is wrong with an ordinary door?

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  16. Oh this made me laugh out loud! I would have to be 'desperate' to take a seat in a see through without knowing what would happen, hilarious :)

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  17. Oh this made me laugh out loud! I would have to be 'desperate' to take a seat in a see through without knowing what would happen, hilarious :)

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  18. wow... I never saw this befor. I would rather walk out without using it :)

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  19. At least you can see ahead of time if anyone is using the cubicle. I would have walked out seeing them like that though. What if the switch did not work when you using them.

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  20. Oh NO! Just wrong! It does help with that embarrassing moment when you open the door and someone is already sitting there, but say it went wrong and you are merrily going about your business but waving to the onlookers as they wait for you to finish. Oooo nooooo :)

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  21. Never heard of this system before. I suspect the locals get used to the idea.

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  22. hahaha what a great idea for a toilet, haven't heard of something like that. I can imagine all the awe first-timers experience there.

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  23. hahaha what a great idea for a toilet, haven't heard of something like that. I can imagine all the awe first-timers experience there.

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