Bathrooms I’ve been to: Part 1.

February 15, 2011

Bathrooms I've visited.

I can see you out there – shaking your head with embarrassment for me, and I don’t care! I am making this category!

See, I may not know much about important things, but one thing I do know is where the bathroom is in any building I’ve ever set foot in. Having a mini-bladder has made me savant-like in this particular area.

In my youth I actually traveled to places, and thought how I should have taken pictures of the famous bathrooms I’ve visited – the crazy toilets in Germany, the surprisingly plain ones in the Empire State Building, they many, many church bathrooms, that one weird one on the train where it was just a foot pedal and when you stepped on it you could see the tracks whizzing by! (Heh, I said ‘whizzing’.)

So, since I don’t have anything better to post about, let’s start this: Here are the shaky pictures I took of the delightfully hokey bathrooms at the Pla Mor Ballroom in Lincoln. You know it’s great when there is a hook to keep your door closed, and sinks shaped like seashells. (I took these hastily because I knew it was weird to take them.)

The round mirrors are not low enough for short people.

I should try and do a photo shoot in the bathrooms at the Grand Theater in Lincoln. I don’t know what kind of light bulbs they use, but every time I go in there I’m surprised at how healthy I look! It’s spooky.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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13 Responses to “Bathrooms I’ve been to: Part 1.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    It looks like that door has been kicked in a few times.

    I’m fascinated by bathrooms as well, but it’s incredibly dangerous to take pictures in bathrooms, don’t you think? You’re very brave.


    • Lauren Said on:

      A lady walked in just as I was putting my camera in my pocket, and I was embarrassed. Maybe I should get cards printed up that say, “Professional bathroom reviewer: This strange behavior is official business.”


  2. Gretchen Said on:

    What is up with the yellow color all around the sink? Is that some kind of fancy marble or did someone spill Dial anti-bacterial soap all over? (That is how the sink around here gets yellow anyhow.)

    PS Weird toilets in Germany? Fill me in! I’ll need to prepare my kids for this one.


  3. Gretchen Said on:

    Oh my. As if I don’t have enough to worry about relocating my family and household goods several thousand miles across the ocean.


    • Lauren Said on:

      I should assure you that they weren’t all like that, and remember -- this was almost twenty years ago. I’m sure they have bought some new toilets by now. 🙂

      When are you moving?



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