Sunday, 6 February 2011

Hundertwasser art

We stopped in Kawakawa
when we were up north.
It's very much like
any other small country town
(image from here

apart from the public toilets.....

(image from here)

 which were designed by
Friedrich Hundertwasser
an Austrian painter
and architect who lived
in Kawakawa for 25 years. 

It's a great place
to break the journey,
enjoy a cup of coffee
and then visit
the toilets!!

I had to be patient
and wait for the crowds
to disperse so I could
take my photos!

The ladies entrance on the right

I'll let the photos
speak for themselves

I wish there were more
quirky public buildings
like these.
It's a bit like in
Alice and Wonderland
where nothing
is quite as it seems!!

Thank you all for popping into my blog,
I love reading your comments
be kind to one another and
love life!!!
Shane x


  1. Well Shane I reckon that would be one toilet que worth waiting in.

  2. Some loo! I would imagine that it is a tourist spot and how much more quirky than that can you get. Thanks for letting us visit too.

  3. Oh my! I love those ceramic columns and tile-work... Who would ever have thought to look for art in a public toilet?!

    Fabulous... safe travels to you,

  4. Spectacular, I love to explore places that are art in and of themselve.
    Thanks so much for sharing your view. xox Corrine

  5. Gosh Shane, I think I probably would be too confused in there and go into the mens' room by mistake LOL!!!

    Pam x

  6. Hi Shane - What unusual toilets - I love the hand basin - I think your expression of quirky is fitting & those little sketches on the doors are very cute- I like the Ladies best.
    Have a great week.
    "All Things French"

  7. Oh how very delightful lovely to see! your photos are great....enjoyed the super closeup views very much!

    I have never seen anything like it...I have been known to take my camera into restrooms ARE a gal after my own heart!

    super fun post!

  8. Gosh haven't been there for a long time!

  9. HI Shane
    This place looks fascinating.. and I see from your last post you copped a bit of the nasty weather.. glad you are all ok... it did though make for some lovely photos.. love that one of the boats partially submerged!!!

    Hope the weather is good for you now.. it's still a bit chilly here but should be back to normal by end of week.. as long as normal isn't heatwave again I'll be happy!!!

    Have a lovely week....and thanks for popping by.. ciao xxx Julie

  10. Oh I LOVE this place. I'd have taken my camera in the loo and stayed all day! :)

  11. Oddly enough I stumbled on a book about Hundertwasser at our library awhile ago. Fascinating work and so colourful!

  12. Hi Shane! Isn't it fabulous when someone takes the mundane and makes it extraordinary! Fantastic! Hope all is well! Have a great rest of the day! Tammy

  13. Hi Shane,

    Isn't this an amazing public toilet!
    Yes, it is like something magical from Alice in Wonderland.




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