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More on plumbing fixtures...

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Found this on snopes.com, my favorite urban legends site.

It’s a transparent public toilet installed in a London construction site. 

Somehow I have potties on the brain today...

Edit: Fixed title and images, twice (proxy troubles).

 

  • According to the page you link to its in Switzerland, not London...
  • Read the article:

    "The concept of how we react to "seeing but not being seen" was put to the test by 38-year-old architectural artist Monica Bonvicini in December 2003, when her work entitled "Don't Miss A Sec" was installed at a construction site (the future home of the Chelsea College of Art and Design) across the road from London's Tate Britain museum (not in Switzerland, as claimed in the text quoted above). "

    It's in london.
  • One thing that puzzles me is that as one-way mirrors appear mirrored from the lighter side and transparent from the darker side, and as presumably the thing has a light so you can see what you're doing at night, what's going to happen after dark? You'll be sitting on the loo staring at your reflection whilst passers-by get to see you straining away...

    (And the pictures are b0rked again.)
  • Apologies for the double posting. Twitchy finger! (And I've made it worse by posting a third apologising. Dammit!)
  • One thing that puzzles me is that as one-way mirrors appear mirrored from the lighter side and transparent from the darker side, and as presumably the thing has a light so you can see what you're doing at night, what's going to happen after dark? You'll be sitting on the loo staring at your reflection whilst passers-by get to see you starining away...

    (And the pictures are b0rked again.)
  • I'm deeply linking to the pictures on snopes.com's site, it may be that they're having problems. It also may be that they're annoyed at me for deeply linking to their content (bad Larry, Bad!).

  • I think you're right Mat, which would be "bad" :)
  • Ah, my bad... let that be a reminder to me, to always read the WHOLE thing before posting ;-)
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