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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Astoria's royal thrones

Astoria Public Restrooms The weather has been doing nothing but raining incessantly for at least 24 hours, so I dug these photos out of the archives from August 18, 2009. Perched over one of Astoria's sunken lots (my back was to the restrooms when I took this photo), and right next door to this plaque, is one of the most suprising public restrooms I've ever seen. I don't know who thought up the jumbo-sized moulded gold letters, but I thank them every time I pass by. I like the look. The style appears to me to be nouveau Art Deco, although the building has a sort of Classical look with the attached columns.

Astoria Public Restrooms The restrooms are usually clean, unlocked, and in no-waiting mode. I assume they were built here because Sunday Market takes place half a block away during the summer, but many of us have thanked the donors and builders during the rest of the year as well. In an effort to give credit where it's due, I've included below the plaque from the center of the building.

Astoria Public Restrooms
Oh yes, note the truck. There is usually someone parked here.
Happy Ruby Tuesday!

8 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Unique and interesting post!!

My Ruby Tuesday is posted HERE --scroll down below the Heads or Tails Meme to find it tho!

Happy day to you.

B SQUARED said...

Looks like something everyone can be thankful for.

VP said...

This is a thing you won't find easily here, in Italy...
A good and practical gift to the community, much better than some ugly public art pieces we see around.

Manang Kim said...

I like the title Astoria's royal throne..of course the queen and king all seat there from time to time ^_^. Thanks for sharing!

RRT:Macopa fruit

Small City Scenes said...

Clever Sheryl for a Ruby Tuesday post and for the wonderful 'gotta go' info. MB

Amy said...

send us the rain please it's way too hot here lol

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Thank you for your comment on my Daily Photo site about the color of iguanas. I am posting another iguana photo tomorrow of a green iguana to answer your question.

I am pleased to discover your Daily Photo site and have signed up to be a follower. I have been to Oregon only twice, but we did take a trip up the Columbia River gorge, and around Mount Hood, and then the next day down to the sea from Portland. My wife (Julie of Scottsdale (Arizona) and I have several very close friends from Oregon who continue to go back there for visits.

Don and Krise said...

Interesting to say the least, but I'm sure lots of people have said their thanks under their breath to the folks that decided that needed to be built....(and left unlocked) ;-)

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