TOILET TOWN

THE STREET TOILETS OF TORONTO

PHOTOS

An old house with a toilet on the lawn

Toilets huh?

Toilets in modern water closets rise up from the floor like water lilies. The architect does all he can to make the body forget how paltry it is, and to make man ignore what happens to his intestinal wastes after the water from the tank flushes them down the drain. Even though the sewer pipelines reach far into our houses with their tentacles, they are carefully hidden from view, and we are happily ignorant of the invisible Venice of shit underlying our bathrooms, bedrooms, dance halls, and parliaments.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
, Milan Kundera

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