Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Japan 21

Kyoto Station glass roof

I don't know why. I guess I took it because I've never seen such substantial urinals

21 comments:

buffalodick said...

Do they pee in shifts? Nobody is in there!

Bossy Betty said...

I am also curious about what you did to get others to vacate the bathroom.

Love the glass roof!

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful photographs. Both.
Costas

Εscape said...

Cool.

RA said...

Again, amazing pictures! :)
The mind boggles with the Kyoto station roof: how do they keep all that glass clean, or at least transparent?

Pat Tillett said...

The urinals are in the public restroom at the Sanjūsangendō temple in Tokyo. It was pretty early in the morning, so there wasn't many people there. This place has 1000 full-size brass soldiers inside. It is said that if you look at all of them, you will find one that looks just like you. (if you are japanese). Unfortunately, no photos of the inside allowed.

Sam Liu said...

Beautiful photographs, I loved the second image's daring originality :)

Nariane said...

I really like the repetitive order and lines in these pictures.

Nice!

Biana said...

These are interesting photos. I love how you captured the architecture beautifully in the first one. It's a beautiful glass roof.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Even the restroom is spotless!

The Retired One said...

I have to congratulate you...I believe this is the first urinal picture I have ever seen on a blog.
LOL!!!

Chuck said...

Whoever thought a picture of urinals could be any kind of art form? Good eye Pat!

faye said...

And I thought I was the only one to take photos inside public
restrooms.....

Is it really that clean or is it
not in use yet ??

Erika said...

These are great! Super jealous you made it to Japan. We tried to go a couple years ago, but only made it as far as Hawaii. Still hope to go at some point.

Christiejolu said...

Those are some clean urinals...

John McElveen said...

Damn I gotta pee...did you have the water running.

Pat-- I don't know why I'm pleasantly surprised at the QUALITY of you work. It's so consistent I should be used to it by now. But that's what makes you so great--the Diversity!

John

DrSoosie said...

What an interesting picture it would be if you had men all lined up in row at the urinals. I love the glass roof picture. It looks so artistic and industrial at the same time.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

And yet at the very moment you took this picture, I bet there was a line of women waiting to use the women's restroom!

Come by, I have something for you.
xoRobyn

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

Are those urinals ever used? They're so clean?

Neil said...

Impressive, when you can even make urinals look interesting in your photography!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Awesome black & white shots!