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PostPosted: 05 Sep 2013, 10:36 
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http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/would ... .html#poll

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PostPosted: 15 Oct 2013, 18:47 
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simonj wrote:
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/would-you-live-in-a-loo-20130904-2t583.html#poll


Would I "live in a loo"? Maybe, if it's as large as the one renovated in London.
That'd be a penthouse when compared to some of the cramped luxury apartments here in Melbourne. ;)

I'd be concerned about ventilation and no windows to look out of.....luxury basement living, hmm has a ring to it.

But I wouldn't want to be down in the old CBD toilets when one of these storms hits again. #-o


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PostPosted: 15 Oct 2013, 18:56 
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And here's why living under Elizabeth St could be a hazard. :?

The bottom picture showing the toilets mentioned in that Age online article...and what could be swirling above them.


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This past exhibition may be of interest for a history on old melbourne loo's. There's plenty of old images in the gallery.

http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/citygal ... Flush.aspx

And if you download the exhibition catalogue there's even more high res pictures of what the space under the filled in Russell Street toilets looked like.
It's very spacious, I can believe they could have run a bar down there.


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As part of their annual April Fool's Day hoax, these people made a short film featuring one of the old cast iron urinal labelling an exclusive gentleman's establishment with limited vacancies and sucked in quite a large number of people who wanted to apply for membership.
http://www.whitehat.com.au/Newsletter/Previous/130329.asp#Gentlemans_Establishment


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trixiebelle08 wrote:
Does anyone recall the old ladies toilets at Flinders Street Station? They had cubicles with 2 toilets - one adult size and a smaller child size one next to it (I am thinking back to the early 1970's).

As with most quirky features of Melbourne, I am certain they were removed in the 1980's and updated.

Tania

Trixie your ladies toilets rang a bell with me, back in 1965 our quirky old history teacher told us that in Pompeii they had lavatories for women in two sizes; smaller for virgins and larger ones for "married women" (I think this was the polite term he used... we were only 11 years old so he couldn't be too explicit...our very uncomfortable "father and son" lecture night may have been a year later.


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