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T.............for many.

By nonur  
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.

Tags: Photo journalism Turkey Ephesus Public toilets

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 Jul 2013 1:33AM
I always wondered --- now I see community gatherings in the ladies room--- or were they for everyone?

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Potra 5 Venezuela
23 Jul 2013 1:50AM
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
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Jul 2013 2:28AM
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.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
23 Jul 2013 4:14AM
What a blessing to have slaves warming your toilet seat in winter SmileGrinGrin Excellent and informative Nezih !!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
23 Jul 2013 5:15AM
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
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
23 Jul 2013 6:43AM
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
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 6:45AM
Things don't change that much over time. We like to think we are so much more advanced.
Regards John.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 6:47AM
When I first looked at the photo I was not to keen, but after reading your description found it quite interesting. Smile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
23 Jul 2013 7:19AM

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.

Nice one Nezih SmileSmile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:31AM
You could certainly have a good natter with your neighbours....Blush
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:36AM
They don't look very comfortable BlushBlush made me chuckle.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:43AM
wonderful detail Nezith brilliant textures and shadow a belter nice one Wink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Jul 2013 7:54AM
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

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
23 Jul 2013 8:04AM
A Great textured image,I feel sorry for the poor slaves that had to warm them upSmile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 8:05AM
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.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 8:37AM
A nice image Nezih, with a interesting introSmile

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 8:43AM
Cracking shot, great textures and tones

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
23 Jul 2013 8:46AM
No chance of blaming the dog amongst this lot. Wink
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 8:57AM
Great shot and write up, Nezih.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 9:20AM
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.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 11:25AM
A lovely meeting place!
a great shot Nezih and nice history.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 12:35PM
Yes I bet that was cold in winter!!
Well captured!
23 Jul 2013 12:51PM
I remember these, too, Nezih!
Wonderful memories - thank you!

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
23 Jul 2013 1:17PM
Not built for comfort then Nezih !!
An interesting and unusual shot.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
23 Jul 2013 4:03PM
We are a lot better off now Nonur!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 4:53PM
A wonderfully interesting sight into what is after all a great way to pass the time away....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 6:18PM
23 Jul 2013 7:24PM
Not dissimilar to the communal loos at Housesteads Roman fort on Hadrian's wall Grin

HELANA 8 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 9:41PM
Lovely shot and information Nezih, Some country would love to have any at all, whatever made of.
Ayoob 7 Australia
24 Jul 2013 5:25AM
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 9:49AM
Oh how wonderful - I like the idea of getting someone to warm it up !!!!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
30 Jul 2013 1:20PM
I never thought I'd say this but these are so beautifully made!


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