Thankfully there are not too many outhouses left in cities and towns these days. Out west they are still fairly common. As an Australian we used to call these the thunderbox or dunny and anyone my age growing up in a country town will remember the dunny man calling. Even an outer suburb of Sydney, Cowan, had the dunny man coming into the 1980s. Some towns such as Gloucester were designed for sensibilities to be kept intact with a lane at the rear of each house that the dunny man could use to collect the offerings you had left during the week. Naturally you had to be aware of red back spiders, snakes and the frogs that peered up from within when you lifted the lid.
A more modern version using a composting toilet. This one makes me think of another euphimism used for the toilet – throne room.
Some internal toilets aren’t much better than those outside
Whilst in Sweden a flushing mechanism I’d never encountered had me taking photos of the WC.
This lavatory was notable for the colour of the floor tiling.
And this loo for blending in. ‘Loo” it is thought comes from the time of the Battle of Waterloo from a French term “gardyloo” which means watch out for the water. Something you’d want to do if you didn’t want the chamber pot emptied on your head.
This crapper doesn’t allow for too much movement. Of course this slang term for toilet comes from Thomas Crapper who invented the flush toilet.
Post made for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge