Friday, September 02, 2005

The Bathroom Diaries

What can I say - when you gotta go, you gotta go. But that does not mean you have to accept just any bathroom. No indeed - especially when you have "The Bathroom Diaries" to help guide you to just the place (their motto: "Toilets . . . Bathrooms . . . Dignity").

Aside from offering "user reviews" of thousands of restrooms worldwide, they also offer a gallery of the best bathrooms on earth. Their absolute best is the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre in Branson, Missouri which features this bathroom Valhalla:





According to The Bathroom Diaries: "The women’s room has a fountain, wainscoting, stained glass appointments and an Empire tin ceiling. Live orchids lay nestled at every granite and onyx pedestal sink. The fixtures are carved from black Italian marble and gold. Voluminous chandeliers soar overhead. The air is fragrant with 80,000 fresh violets (used per month). But in this glut of material luxury, simple needs are remembered--a rocking chair is placed at the changing nook. The gents facility is equally gorgeous yet manly with black lion head sinks, black leather chairs and a marble fireplace. The burled walnut mirror was built in 1868. Men can bond over the hand-carved mahogany billiard table."

Now that's a bathroom!