Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 10 October 2019 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This classic example of outdoor "plumbing" was behind yesterday's grocery store. I have no reason to believe it is still in use, but I have to admit that while I did not see a washroom inside the store, I did see a faucet and hose outside, so they did have running water.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/200 second F/6.3 ISO 400 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

This kind of intimate place I saw a lot of it during my youth but fortunately the comfort has been there. Pretty black and white

10 Oct 2019 5:19am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful B&W capture...Now..I did hear an old man saying.."Those days, families were very much attached. Relationship was strong. These days..well, we had detached bathrooms! Now we have attached bathrooms and detached relationships"
:)) Food for thought !

10 Oct 2019 5:53am

@Devi: well, I am thinking about it, but I don't see the linkage

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

J'avais la même dans ma jeunesse mais sans eau courante

10 Oct 2019 5:53am

yoshimiparis from France

oh my God .... I've known this kind of place, which sometimes was more modern than you think, sometimes ... not

10 Oct 2019 6:00am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is important house. It is almost the same anywhere in the world that they are used for.

10 Oct 2019 6:03am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Pure nostalgic.

10 Oct 2019 7:01am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Classic recycling booth :)

10 Oct 2019 9:16am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

We need such kind of facilities in our life.

10 Oct 2019 11:57am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I remember those days at my grandparents' farm...I like the B&W

10 Oct 2019 1:44pm

Scott Collins from Ontario, California, United States

Wow, I can smell that photo ;). Great shot

10 Oct 2019 4:16pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Really the past !! Great capture .

10 Oct 2019 8:31pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

What a great find! Beautifully photographed in black and white. It really brings out the detail and the light and shadows.

10 Oct 2019 9:41pm

Laurence from Châteaugay, France

Belle image qui rappelle le passé !

11 Oct 2019 3:35am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It looks like to could collapse at any minute. Cool find.

11 Oct 2019 3:43am

Devi from Chennai, India

Well..if this picture is that of a washroom.
We in India had till a few years ago practiced the " joint family system ? The houses were huge and the washroom was ouside. Now we have nuclear families...the houses are small with two or three bedrooms and washrooms and the joint family system is not there any more..The kids live separately and the parents too, unlike olden times. The old man was referring to this concept :))

11 Oct 2019 3:59pm

@Devi: Thanks for the explanation. All progress contains unexpected byproducts.