I stumbled upon this lovely little gift shop today called Curiosa, in Toronto Queen West district, which sold all kinds of trinkets from games to books to cards to Harry Potter merchandise.
Stepping into the commode I found a sign on the wall with a little jar of chalk next to it, saying:
Please leave a message on the walls or ceiling! Your choice…
Amid the dozens of Harry Potter quotes, this turned out to be a very wholesome washroom wall 🙂
Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light
Of course it’s happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it’s not real?
If you’re searching for that one person who will change your life, look in the mirror
I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love. If you want me again look for me under your bootsoles. – Walt Whitman
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live
A Hufflepuff was here
I adumbledore you!
Love the bottles on the wall at Siboire, a choice brewery in Montreal’s Plateau
I went out for a New Years beer and ended up discovering this great graffitied restroom at Done Right Inn.
There were a few decent words of wisdom written over these walls:
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Sex & The City’s Steve Brady (Miranda’s partner) is a lesbian
Whitney was wrong: it’s not right, AND it’s not ok
Don’t ever “agree to disagree”. Be a MAN or a woman and fight … for the right to paaaaartay
If only women were gravestones: then they’d never be told to turn their frown upside down
Men who finger bang will be condemned to come back as women who are finger banged
Piss in the fuckin’ toilet, douche
Plus there was a whole wall dedicated to an insightful Bukowski quote:
If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way.
Ho ho ho, it’s two days til Christmas AAAND Toilography turns six years old today! Happy holidays everyone!
I never know where a Toilography photo will show up next!
This week’s surprise is the 2018 edition of Guinness World Records, they have a whole page on world record toilets and two of my pics made their way into the section for the Tallest House Shaped Like A Toilet and First Toilet Theme Park. I may not have a record in there myself (yet!) but it was pretty hilarious to stumble across the pics published inside.
This is Mr Toilet House which I visited in Suwon, South Korea a few years ago (check out the original post here). It’s a marvellous museum to visit and includes an outdoor exhibition of toilets from across history. A very worthwhile record indeed 🚽🏠
By the way, Guinness, uh, is there a record for the most amount of cool toilets visited?
Lov on Montreal’s de la Montagne serves some pretty delicious vegan & vegetarian fare and I lov (ha!) that the theme continues when you enter the men’s room.