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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
Almost like the building is floating.....stunning
May 23 2011 09:28 GMT MargNZ
Don it did actually feel a little strange :))
May 23 2011 09:38 GMT linnywv PRO
This is WILD!! I love it!
May 23 2011 09:47 GMT MargNZ
Thanks Linny ... not your usual public convenience ;))
May 23 2011 15:50 GMT Foggydew
extraordinary!
May 23 2011 16:21 GMT Annamaria
Love it!! I will show it to Marloes... maybe its an idea for their new house...;-))
May 23 2011 19:27 GMT FLUMP
I am in awe!
May 23 2011 20:48 GMT MargNZ
Cheer Foggy :)
May 23 2011 20:49 GMT MargNZ
Me too Helen ... thank you for commenting :))
May 23 2011 20:51 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Annamaria ... not a very restful place as there was so much detail everywhere !
May 23 2011 23:24 GMT Studio88
WOW - I'd would dizzy walking in ;-)
May 24 2011 23:57 GMT mamontof
Great tile left overs ....ugly and beauty with great tile work in creation !
May 25 2011 10:10 GMT hans55 PRO
interesting designs !!!
May 25 2011 20:11 GMT charlie26
Beautiful work and what a design. Very interesting.
May 25 2011 20:49 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Jacqueline :))
May 25 2011 20:50 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Hans for your comments :))

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