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October 16, 2016

Your Next Surprise Can Throw You A Curve Ball…

Filed under: GERMANY,LAVITORIAL - Intersting Loo's...,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

On the journey home from Stadtkyll and the Landal Holiday park in Germany last summer, we stopped at a  petrol station (gas station) for a toilet break.

As usual I am on the lookout for any unusual loos and this one was memorable for one simple reason, the cubical was oval in shape!

I was so busy taking a double take that I forgot to get photographs back towards the door but hopefully my photograph of the area around the hand basin gives you a little bit of an idea of the “curvy-ness” of the walls.

It’s not even a big service station, we weren’t even in a town, it was just one of those tiny non-descript rectangle-like grey places with pumps out the front and not much else.

My mind was bending over how it was even possible to put oval toilets in a tiny square building, or why anyone might want to. My only guess is that they had to accommodate the storage of something that was an unusual shape somewhere in the building and a curved wall solved the problem. Of course it’s also possible that an architect somewhere just wanted to mess with people’s minds. I wonder how many people wander in and out of these conveniences and don’t give the layout of the room another thought. I love discoveries like this though, I’m just annoyed with myself that I forgot to get the name of the German place where this was. It always pays to be on the lookout for somewhere different, your next surprise can turn up in the most unexpected of places.

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