06 March 2006

Urinal Interlude

Now that we're moving into springtime (in Ireland at least), I suggest visitors to the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon venture outside to the back of the building and take a look at the Victorian urinal there. Yes, urinal. It used to be rusty and nearly obscured and destroyed by ivy (as in my pre-renovation photo), but it's now been saved, brushed up and sprayed with flashy silver paint. To think this thing might have just succumbed to ivy and rust.... It's a fun relic from the past, especially the words of warning (see photo) that are stamped into the iron above each, um, user's position. For those urinal-spotters among us, it's from a cast ironworks in Glasgow. Yet another innovative contraption from our Scottish brothers and sisters.


Blogger Sefton said...

This sort of thing needs to make a comeback!

9:59 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't make out if the filigree is strategically placed or if our Scottish brothers and sisters have a funky sense of humour!

12:09 a.m.  

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