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Monday, 30 January 2012

Open Loo's

I've noticed a few of these loo's popping up around central London.

15 comments:

Adullamite said...

In Glasgow they are called 'doorways.'

jabblog said...

Like the pissoirs in Paris . . .

Laughing at Adullamite's comment.

Sharon said...

Men must have much smaller bladders than women.

Hilda said...

Wish ours looked as sleek as this.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice design!

IleDuLevant said...

This is called a butterfly urinal: http://www.lassila-tikanoja.fi/fi/PalvelutJaTuotteet/palvelujatuotevalikoima/ymparistotuotteet/yleisokaymalat/Pisoaarit/Documents/Butterfly%20tuotekortti.pdf

And you may also have noticed circles in the pavement: there's one in front of the Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus. They are the top of another type of 'doorway' which retracts into the ground by day and elevate into position in the evening. When these first appeared, I conjured up the scenario of an unsuspecting tourist stood in the middle of one of these circles, too absorbed by his map of London's winding streets to notice his position rising by eight feet or so. I now realise their elevation/retraction is supervised. If you want to know more (go on, I know you do) there's a presentation video here: http://www.urilift.com/

Dave said...

Sharon's hit the nail right on the head. For us older guys its when you've gotta go, there's no hanging around.

Tanya said...

these look pretty fancy!

Karine said...

I wish we had those in Montreal!

Brianna Asaro said...

Um. Hmmm.

Wayne said...

Looking at the sign on the side there seem to be a lot of rules.

RedPat said...

Such a good idea!

Lowell said...

All the better to take care of one's needs. I think. We do not have such in this country.

Halcyon said...

Sometimes you need one of these!

Jack said...

I second Dave. Sharon is right. We older men have bladders the size of a pea.

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