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For Moira!

By tony64  
Morning all!

This one is dedicated to Moira (MrsWoolybill). She has noticed that a recurring theme on this site is for gentleman photographers to go into the 'Gents' with their cameras. (Myself included!) and why not? One would not want it pinched would one? and then upload the picture.

Anyway, to continue this theme, but with a twist, here's a trend that is ever increasing in London, Gents 'outdoor' urinals, which can be found at the side of the street. These two were found in Hoxton.
Do other parts of the country also have these?

An unfortunate trickle has appeared on V1 (nothing to do with me, I hasten to add!) and those rather eyecatching cow camouflaged bins... are they providing a similar service for any passing cows I wonder?

Any other ideas?

Thanks for looking,


Tags: Photo journalism Urinal Gents Humour and fun

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
31 Oct 2010 12:25PM
A need to aim properly Tony ! excellent observations of London. You must have a very good p/f by now. Ron.

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BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
31 Oct 2010 12:33PM
I've seen something similar to these at an outdoor concert, but never just on a street.
Nicely seen.
Brewster 12 4 Scotland
31 Oct 2010 12:37PM
Not got any of these in Edinburgh yet but they seem a good idea. I think they need to judge better the amount that people drink when they go out though, that trough looks a bit small. Smile

baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 1:15PM
Do they rolled out each day or are they there all the time I wonder?! It must be a very delicate procedure if they need lifting to empty ..... yuck, bagsy not doing that job! Well observed Tony.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
31 Oct 2010 1:41PM
Down here they are called shop doorways but are only used at night
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 3:29PM
Never seen one, Tony, though I think we need them. Shop doorways suffer badly here too!
M will leave her comment later!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 3:56PM
A space age version of the traditional French pissoir, la Clochemerle. The trickle I think is crucial to the image, it makes it so much more atmospheric. So to speak...
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
31 Oct 2010 10:21PM
we use to have something similar, but they were a bit to hidden and private...
the council took them off because they were considered "undecent"...
curiously, the name was Vespasiano, an emperor of ancient Rome, who was the first one to introduce them.
two thousend years of culture canceled!
good eye, Tony
1 Nov 2010 8:41AM
Not so much fun as the canal-side urinals in Amsterdam. If you were quick you could run to the canal edge and see it coming out of a pipe into the canal! Smile
Loks like this one is only for ' big boys'.

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