Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

just for you JahTeh!

Hi JahTeh, I think you'll get a smile from this.

I spotted it from the bus the other day and when I went the same way again later in the week,  (okay, today), I had my camera ready.
Got off at the correct stop and took these photos.

 Peeking over the fence...

....the Brick OutHouse!!

(P.S. if your nephew is offended by this, I apologise.)

You don't see many brick outhouses these days; even in the past most were galvanised iron or wooden structures.
I bet they wouldn't have lasted as well as this brick one did.
I wonder if it is still in use and whether it is still a toilet or just a handy storage space.

We'll probably never know.

11 comments:

  1. Oh, how very modern. It has a stink pipe rising on the side.

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  2. Andrew; much more modern than the one we had where the stink was removed by leaving the door open.

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  3. That's an item not too many people know about these days. My girlfriend called from her daughters and said they were going out to look for an energy efficient toilet. I asked, "What, an out-house?" We laughed but her daughter didn't think we were funny. Guess it's like you have to had been there.:)

    Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

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  4. The one I liked best belonged to some farming friends. It was set on a hillside and had a leadlight window from a church instead of a door. Beautiful when the light was right. But yes, they did often stink.

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  5. Manzanita; out here not many people know what an outhouse is, but mention the "backyard dunny" and everyone knows what you mean!

    EC; I think a leadlight window would be fantastic! And what a view up on a hillside.

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  6. When I was a kid that's what we had..only ours was frame..friends had a two seater. I just couldn't imagine company in there.

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  7. Haha! You'd soon know if it was in use or not by taking a little peek more closely over the fence! Or even sneak in there - or at least close enough to tell if there's any odour! That'd give it away pretty quick!!

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  8. Well spotted as an outside dunny is very rare these days especially in the suburbs :-).

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  9. Delores; the only time I can think of where a two seater would be handy is when a parent is showing a toilet-traing child how it's done.

    Red; there's no way to sneak in, I could probably hang around all day listening for a flush.....

    Windsmoke; Ususally when I'm on the bus, I'm looking out the opposite window, but this time I was sitting on the left side, so that's how I spotted it.

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  10. Well spotted, they're as rare as hen's teeth these days!

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  11. Love it! .... there's still quite a few in Flemington's old laneways...

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