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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 09:24 GMT Donjames
Something I have always wanted, a wall of bottles. So different
May 23 2011 09:31 GMT MargNZ
Don the tiles and artwork was done by local students ... they must have great pride in their creations :)
May 23 2011 09:35 GMT Donjames
Im sure they do Margaret
May 23 2011 11:22 GMT julie13
Nice light. Julie
May 23 2011 15:52 GMT Foggydew
fabulous - fav!
May 23 2011 17:37 GMT bandsix
I'm with Foggydew.....
May 23 2011 19:26 GMT FLUMP
I'm flabbergasted...that's a toilet!!!!
May 23 2011 20:53 GMT MargNZ
Sure is Helen ... the men's room is very stylish I believe !!
May 23 2011 20:53 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Julie :)
May 23 2011 21:07 GMT ForestSpirit
Fantastic series, Margaret! I know the Hundertwasserhaus (a colourful and eccentric block of flats in Vienna) but didn't know that he had lived in New Zealand too.
May 23 2011 21:20 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Sylvia ... the penny has just dropped . I have seen his work in Vienna :))
May 23 2011 23:27 GMT Studio88
The Most Unusual Toilet - Lots of Tile to be Cleaned ;-)
May 24 2011 04:51 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Howard ... it was spotless :)
May 24 2011 05:10 GMT sini
Wonderful!:)
May 25 2011 20:12 GMT charlie26
A beautiful shot, like the way the light falls.
May 27 2011 06:47 GMT rainbow71
Fantastic, we took a detour just to see them.
May 27 2011 06:52 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Lauretta ... yes they are amazing :))

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