Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Waiting for the Public Restroom

Waiting for the Public Restroom

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Unlike yesterday's photo, there are no ornate pergolas sitting over the sites of Seattle's current sleek automated public restrooms, which are above ground in various locations about town. The line is short at this one on the Waterfront, despite crowds of tourists. These self-cleaning stainless steel facilities were installed in 2004. Lots of major cities have adopted them in the past decade. We attempted to gain entrance to a similar toilet at La Défense in Paris but couldn't get it to open, so I've yet to see what they look like inside.

1 comment:

Me said...

Cool posts, Kim, today and yesteday! Very interesting to read the story about the pergola in yesterday's post, and the underground bathroom. I wonder if there is a picture of it anywhere...