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Kawa Kawa . Northland . NZ.

This amazing public toilet was designed by the Austrian painter and architect Friedrich Hundertwasser 1928 - 2000.
He moved to New Zealand in 1973 and lived near Kawa Kawa for the remainder of his life.
He is quoted as saying that a toilet is a place of meditation and that straight lines are ' evil ' . Hence there are no straight lines in the building .
This building was a community project , initiated by the Kawa Kawa business association and was opened in 1999.
Kawa Kawa has become a ' must see ' mecca for Hundertwasser devotee's from around the world.

I do not normally take my camera into a public toilet but I think you will agree ... this was an exception .
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May 23 2011 09:22 GMT Donjames
Great looking entrance to a public loo
May 23 2011 09:24 GMT Foggydew
well worth a visit for any reason :)
May 23 2011 09:26 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Don .. no graffiti here :)
May 23 2011 09:32 GMT MargNZ
Cheers Foggy :)
May 23 2011 10:23 GMT skyball
Interesting shot of an iteresting series Marg...I will have to watch out for any straight lines:-))....
May 23 2011 14:22 GMT fotothinger
It would be difficult to mop up

May 23 2011 14:22 GMT fotothinger
:-)
May 23 2011 15:43 GMT martini957
Very interesting
May 23 2011 15:44 GMT Pea2007
I have seen many of Friedrich Hundertwasser works on my travels ,mostly in Vienna and Zell am See.
I never thought a visit to the toilet as being artistic...but I do now.
May 23 2011 15:47 GMT elsje323
this is a very interesting serie
May 23 2011 16:16 GMT Annamaria
Wow, this is looking very inviting to make an extra stop, Marg!! They did a great job with these.... ;-)
May 23 2011 17:36 GMT bandsix
Fantastic Margaret....and of course to artists and crafters a very well known name...I have seen some beautiful felt pieces based on his work....
May 23 2011 18:40 GMT caferr
nice place...
May 23 2011 19:20 GMT senna3
Magnificent design!
May 23 2011 19:25 GMT FLUMP
Absolutely fascinating and so colourful!
May 23 2011 19:35 GMT pieter40
a wonderful and colourfull public loo,very interesting.!!!!!!!!
May 23 2011 20:58 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Peter ... this was his last major work and I think his only building in the Southern hemisphere :)
May 23 2011 21:00 GMT MargNZ
Thanks Geoff ... not sure about meditating in there for too long ;))
May 23 2011 21:01 GMT MargNZ
Thanks fotothinger .. it was spotless :))
May 23 2011 21:02 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Hunju :)
May 23 2011 21:03 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Elsje :))
May 23 2011 21:04 GMT MargNZ
Thank you too Caferr :)
May 23 2011 21:54 GMT MargNZ
Thank you very much Pieter :)
May 23 2011 23:23 GMT Studio88
Marg , I agree - this is an extraordinary exception ;-)
May 24 2011 00:28 GMT T1MELESS PRO
A great find Marg and I to take my camera everwhere.:-))
May 24 2011 02:41 GMT Squirrel PRO
Very interesting and beautiful photo...................................................................
May 24 2011 04:00 GMT fhelsing PRO
What an awesome series!
May 24 2011 04:54 GMT MargNZ
Thanks Jim ... I always remember the great shots I have missed by not having my camera with me !
May 24 2011 04:55 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Howard :))
May 24 2011 04:55 GMT MargNZ
Thank you very much Squirrel :)
May 24 2011 04:56 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Fleur .. I knew this would appeal to you :))
May 24 2011 05:09 GMT sini
Very special! Great series!:)
May 24 2011 06:24 GMT Icandoit
Great looking entrance
May 24 2011 10:30 GMT MargNZ
Thank you very much Sini :)
May 24 2011 16:42 GMT yvonNL
i love hundertwasser!Great artist and so colorful
May 24 2011 17:28 GMT Xaragma
Wonderful place to "rest" :)
May 24 2011 17:54 GMT Bigbear10
Well worth a penny of anyones money, great capture
May 24 2011 20:34 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Yvon :))
May 24 2011 20:36 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Xaragma :))
May 24 2011 20:38 GMT MargNZ
Thanks Tony . Just a donation box :))
May 24 2011 22:16 GMT Bellavista
Inviting toilet from Hundertwasser, I visited his building more times in Vienna.
May 25 2011 00:00 GMT mamontof
I will suggest to tile man stop leak the Frog skin .....with out to be drunk....hard to belive it a great master creation !
Well captured Margaret !
May 25 2011 03:27 GMT fhelsing PRO
>>> I knew this would appeal to you

Oh yes ... art should be everywhere!

;-)
May 25 2011 03:49 GMT hallo
Very interesting place, it's worthwhile you took the camera with you!
May 25 2011 05:39 GMT MargNZ
Thank you again Bea ... I saw his houses in Vienna :))
May 25 2011 05:40 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Alex ... it did make you feel a little drunk to start with :))
May 25 2011 05:41 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Hallo ... I agree :))
May 25 2011 10:46 GMT mamontof
Margaret , i work in construction .....some time see result what some people .... create when under stress of side effect 8-))) of alcohol 8-))))
May 25 2011 20:10 GMT charlie26
Glad you took your camera with you. Great one.

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