VIDEO: Toilography visits Potsdam, NY

Dan from Toilography travelled to Potsdam in upstate New York to see Hank Robar’s famous Potty Gardens!

With a population of around 17,000, this quaint university town in upstate NY is also populated by hundreds of colourful loos. Check out the video to find out about the reason they’re there.

And Happy World Toilet Day! This video was released on 19th November 2018 – the annual United Nations observation that raises awareness of the global sanitation crisis. There are billions of people out there who don’t have access to sanitary facilities. My Potsdam adventure is very light-hearted but please take some time today to think about those less fortunate and donate to a worthy cause if you can.

Just look at these works of art! –


Reusing a 44 gallon drum

A fantastic way to reuse a 44 gallon drum at The Shop, Troy

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Boobs on the mirrors

Boobs (and a few other naughty lady parts) on the mosaic of mirrors at Troy institution, Footsy Magoo’s

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Some pictures of scantily-clad ladies above the loo at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que mens room in Troy, NY

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Popeye toilet

The Ale House is a grand bar with a lively atmosphere in upper Troy, NY, with this awesome mens room portrait of everyone’s favourite spinach-eating sailor, Popeye

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Bonus pic of the resident toilet paper monster:

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Toilet art at Ama Cocina

I spent a weekend in upstate New York, making a point of checking out a few unique toilets suggested by some kind Redditors in the Albany & Troy area, close to where I was staying.

This is by far the coolest toilet I’ve ever seen in a Mexican restaurant – if ever in Albany, get yourself to Ama Cocina.

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