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Architectural detail

Look at the detailing on this piece of street architecture -

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What might it be? A picture from a slightly different angle might help...


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It is a cast iron gentleman's urinal! Formerly "the Gentlemen's facilities at Woodhall Junction Station", it is now in the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

And here is a slightly different architectural detail - a ceiling in the Assembly Rooms in bath -

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Comments

My goodness, they're both splendid.
Aren't they! Each in its own special way :)
fascinating level of details
Thank you.
The gentleman's urinal looks wonderfully incongruous in front of those plate glass windows. What a wonderful construction it is, though.
I liked the incongruity, too. Mind you the whole museum has a rather eclectic way of putting things together...had I turned the other way there was a WW2 tank:)

I just thought, like you, that it was a wonderful construction.
Now that's an impressive bit of ironmongery. Are they going to hook up the plumbing? Nice ceiling too.
Are they going to hook up the plumbing? Sadly I think not!

The ceiling is beautiful - but the urinal is one of my favourit bits of architecture of all time, I think :)
Oh, I truly love that urinal ... amazing.

Ceilings are so boring nowadays, aren't they?
Isn't it just fantastic! I wonder what the ladies' facilities were like?

And yes, they don't make ceilings like they used to!
Ahaha, that is a terrific choice! I recognised the function right away, but I've seen similar ones in Paris on occasion - none as beautiful, though.
It is really a rather beautiful version! I'm not surprised the Museum is preserving it.