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After Helen's (helenlinda) yesterday image link I decided to upload this shot of ancient toilets of Ephesus to compare. These are double streamed more intricate marble public version of it. It shows that human mind works the same regardless of time and space. It's said that in winter the nobility used to make their slaves sit on them for a while to warm up the cold marble.

Thank you all folks for the kind appreciation of my previous upload, I am especially thankful to Billy (willamsloan) and Richard (DicksPics) for their generous user awards.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Oct 2012 - 12:13 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:T.............for many.
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:23 Jul 2013 - 1:13 AM
Tags:Ephesus, Photo journalism, Public toilets, Turkey
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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 1:33 AM

I always wondered --- now I see community gatherings in the ladies room--- or were they for everyone?

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
23 Jul 2013 - 1:50 AM

Cool picture and information! I once sat on one in a Spanish fort on the Orinoco's delta until my dad told me what it was...The discharge had a really loooooong way down the hill. Smile
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 2:28 AM

The Romans were way ahead of everyone else in those days in so many ways, and this communal "powder room" is just one such example.
Quite fascinating and I enjoyed reading your intro.
Not sure who I could call on as my slave in winter these days thoughWinkWink.
Ronnie.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
23 Jul 2013 - 4:14 AM

What a blessing to have slaves warming your toilet seat in winter SmileGrinGrin Excellent and informative Nezih !!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 5:15 AM

Can you imagine if you were transported back in time to when these were in use. And, what if we were the slaves! Aren't we just so lucky to be living in this day and age. Very interesting and a great shot.......Sandy

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104250 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 6:43 AM

If you used the two in the corner you would have to be really friendly!! WinkWinkGrinGrin


Is this why Ladies go to the loo in pairs? WinkGrinGrinBlushBlush

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 8johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 6:45 AM

Things don't change that much over time. We like to think we are so much more advanced.
Regards John.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 - 6:47 AM

When I first looked at the photo I was not to keen, but after reading your description found it quite interesting. Smile

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 7:19 AM


Quote: The Romans were way ahead of everyone else in those days in so many ways, and this communal "powder room" is just one such example.
Quite fascinating and I enjoyed reading your intro.
Not sure who I could call on as my slave in winter these days thoughWinkWink.
Ronnie.

Nice one Nezih SmileSmile

Rod

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 7:31 AM

You could certainly have a good natter with your neighbours....Blush

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 7:36 AM

They don't look very comfortable BlushBlush made me chuckle.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 7:43 AM

wonderful detail Nezith brilliant textures and shadow a belter nice one Wink
andy

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 7:54 AM

These look preferable to Helen's wooden ones (of which I have experience Smile). The Romans even had sponges on sticks with vinegar as toilet paper substitute GrinGrin

Dave

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 8:04 AM

A Great textured image,I feel sorry for the poor slaves that had to warm them upSmile
NettaSmile

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 8:05 AM

The human condition is set in stone; wooden versions came later Blush
"There is nothing new under the sun."
Once again, Nezih, you have come up with an image to educate us all.
Regards
Bill

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 8:37 AM

A nice image Nezih, with a interesting introSmile


Cliff

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morpheus1955
23 Jul 2013 - 8:43 AM

Cracking shot, great textures and tones

Hugh

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 8:46 AM

No chance of blaming the dog amongst this lot. Wink
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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 8:57 AM

Great shot and write up, Nezih.

Ray

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 9:20 AM

The days when families and friends did so much more together... But hey, this is high class, the up-market luxury end of the market.
Autres temps, autres moeurs. They had slaves, we have hot water bottles.
I must get a picture of the double convenience at Beamish.
Moira

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 11:25 AM

A lovely meeting place!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 11:55 AM

a great shot Nezih and nice history.

billy

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 439 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 12:35 PM

Yes I bet that was cold in winter!!
Well captured!

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 12:51 PM

I remember these, too, Nezih!
Wonderful memories - thank you!

Richard

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 1:17 PM

Not built for comfort then Nezih !!
An interesting and unusual shot.
Mick.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 4:03 PM

We are a lot better off now Nonur!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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NDODS
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23 Jul 2013 - 4:53 PM

A wonderfully interesting sight into what is after all a great way to pass the time away....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
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23 Jul 2013 - 6:18 PM

Brilliant!
Ann

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 - 7:24 PM

Not dissimilar to the communal loos at Housesteads Roman fort on Hadrian's wall Grin

P.

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 - 9:41 PM

Lovely shot and information Nezih, Some country would love to have any at all, whatever made of.
Elena

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Ayoob
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24 Jul 2013 - 5:25 AM

Excellent......Grin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 9:49 AM

Oh how wonderful - I like the idea of getting someone to warm it up !!!!
Helen

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ChiliMan
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30 Jul 2013 - 1:20 PM

I never thought I'd say this but these are so beautifully made!

Andrew

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