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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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Comments on this photo:

May 23 2011 09:23 GMT Donjames
Love it.....
May 23 2011 15:51 GMT Foggydew
very striking!
May 23 2011 16:17 GMT Annamaria
Great fantasy... great job!!
May 23 2011 20:47 GMT MargNZ
Thank you all :))
May 23 2011 23:25 GMT Studio88
Incredible Masonry Work ;-)
May 25 2011 20:11 GMT charlie26
Nice series and shot.