Sunday, 2 June 2013

The Rocks, public lavatory

This heritage listed public lavatory is located along George Street at The Rocks. Made from decorative cast iron panels, the structure contains two urinals. Built in the 1880s in the Victorian Italianate style, it was originally located on Obsevatory Hill before being moved to this location under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, near Dawes Point.

25 comments:

  1. one of the prettiest "outhouses" I've seen!!

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  2. Interesting picture, Jim, I've never seen something similar.

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  3. I've not seen anything like this - but it is a stylish method of maintaining public modesty...

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  4. You don't call them a pissoir as we do in Melbourne?

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    1. I did see that term applied in one of the descriptions along with 'toilet', 'urinal' and 'loo' but I went with the official description in the heritagr listing which was 'lavatory' which sounds like a perfectly Victorian description.

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    1. Too funny. Hilarious that you say that you "need" to urinate there. :)

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  6. what a cool idea.. preserving a heritage public toilet :)
    They made them more beautifully in the 1880s than they do today.

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  7. This is the fanciest restroom I have ever seen!

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  8. Who would classify a urinal as art - and heritage art at that! A great find!

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  9. This is outstanding, even though I will wait until I find an inside lavatory.

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  10. A pretty potty. What a great idea. Saves people from being ashamed for being human.

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  11. Better looking than most that I've seen.

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  12. This is proof that even very utilitarian places can be beautiful.
    Thank you for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again.

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  13. It's a beauty Jim, and its still in use is i?

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  14. very ornate; Have a good Sunday

    much love

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  15. I still remeber these in Lisbon. Unfortunatelly I think that not even one is left.

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  16. hahaha, thats too pretty for its purpose!

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  17. Decorative as well as utilitarian. A great find.

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