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Ladies & Gents...

By Chinga
The Theme: Stones & Rocks
Today's upload is from an amazing palace in South India. State of the art at the time, note the different design for male & female.
Ladies & gents stone toilets! - Looking rather uncomfortable to use but interesting to see...Padmanabhapuram Palace is located in at Padmanabhapuram Fort, in Padmanabhapuram, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India. Padmanabhapuram is the former capital city of the erstwhile Hindu kingdom of Travancore. It is about 20km from Nagercoil, and about 50km from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The palace complex is inside an old granite fortress around four kilometers long. The palace is located at the foot of the Veli Hills, which form a part of the Western Ghats. The river Valli flows nearby. The palace was constructed around 1601 AD by Iravi Varma Kulasekhara Perumal who ruled Venad between 1592 and 1609. It is believed that the Thai Kottaram was built in 1550.
Happy Silly Sunday everyone! GrinGrin

Tags: General Architecture Silly Sunday Humour and fun

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21 Dec 2014 2:26PM
V1 for me Isabel SmileSmileSmile, BlushBlushBlush if I'm wrong, SmileSmileSmile,
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
21 Dec 2014 2:29PM
A bit of a balancing act for us ladies, Isabel Grin
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
21 Dec 2014 2:47PM
Cant sit and read the sunday papers there then SmileSmileBlushBlushBlush

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
21 Dec 2014 3:00PM
I don't think you'd want to stand or sit there very long! Wink Two great Silly Sunday shots, especially V2! Grin
Trev Smile
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
21 Dec 2014 3:23PM
Whoever designed the modern toilet needs a medal !! Two interesting images and write up Isabel !
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4227 Canada
21 Dec 2014 3:24PM
Usually called a Long Drop!

21 Dec 2014 3:25PM
You'd need to be a good shot here, Isabel!Wink
Two great shots, too!
Just remember to take your money and keys out of your pocket first!!Blush

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2014 3:44PM
These made me laugh until I realised that post surgery, I would be completely unable to use the ladies! Excellent reportage that has helped me take South India off my 'must visit' list!
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2014 4:33PM
Came across similar in San Sabastian in '59, no differently for ladies and gents though. And auto flush !!
Peter GrinGrinGrin
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
21 Dec 2014 4:36PM
Its a remote not commode , haha
johnke Plus
8 227 16 England
21 Dec 2014 5:03PM
Interesting Isabel, I like the way you handled V1.....John
jadus 9 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2014 6:26PM
Brilliant, Isabel!

21 Dec 2014 6:50PM
Seen something like these in Italy years ago Isabel. Great shots.
Happy holidays to you dear friend Smile
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2014 8:24PM
Cracking shots for today;
not much fun to drop something there!
capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2014 9:07PM
Fascinating, my education is complete.SmileSmileSmile

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2014 9:46PM
Very interesting IsabelSmileSmileSmile

Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2014 12:27AM
To think that we girls complain about men's aim with modern toilets!!!
Most interesting find Isabel. I've just uploaded a flusher tonight!!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
22 Dec 2014 12:34AM
Could be classed as ''grotty'' shots here Isabel !!
Interesting ones.
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
22 Dec 2014 1:05AM
How unusual and interesting.....not sure I could "hit the spot"GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
8 481 7 Australia
22 Dec 2014 2:31AM
I am not good at these squat toilets, have been forced to use them a few times on our travels...a bit awkward if wearing long slax and you need strong thighs to hold you....
Lovely captures of light and shadow. Well done Chinga.

gss 7 1 Romania
22 Dec 2014 10:42AM
We had in the past some, were called Turkish seats . In northern Africa ALL toilets, excepting a few hotels are like this , in hot countries are more hygienic. Nice set, great idea, trying to find here too, now....Grin

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