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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Thirty-four

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From Cindy, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Batter up!

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And Cindy snapped these at a bakery in Château-Richer, Quebec,  called “Chez Marie.”

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Pat found these at the Outback Steakhouse in Williamsburg, Virgiania.

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Nancy spotted this one at a restaurant near the Rialto Bridge in Venice.
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Judy found these simple shapes at Lobkowicz Museum at the castle in Prague.

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 She writes that, “There was a special bathroom stall for mom and baby. More room and a table to change diapers.  Very clean. Mostly white.”

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From my cousin Robert the Fireman, the doors at Hopatcong, New Jersey, Defiance Engine Company 3.

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I snapped this western sign at The Carriage House in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We were there for the wedding of my friend Lisa’s lovely daughter, Jordan.

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From Carol, the Lake Lure Inn in Lake Lure, North Carolina:

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Taziki’s in Greenville, South Carolina.
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And from Carol too, the Orange Blossom Country Club at the Villages.

Here’s the unisex door at Pizza Tap, down the street from my daughter Laura in Dallas, Texas.

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And to wrap it up, one of the oddest doors I’ve even found. Well I didn’t really find it. A waiter led me to it.The door is not labeled and is hidden in a wall made of puffy vinyl panels. Cliff and I stopped at the restaurant for a drink in New York City. I’ve lost the name of the place, but they sure boast one wacky door.20160920_160550

Finally, blogging friend Jena Henry introduced me via Twitter to toilet paper origami. Learn more here. Find plenty of ways to decorate the end of your toilet paper  on Pinterest, too. I wonder if I can convince Cliff that our toilet paper rolls need a bit of sprucing up. Does that seem like a good use of a retired husband’s time?

 

The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Thirty-Two

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From Candace, photos of toilets grace the wall inside the ladies room at Portage Bay in Seattle. (Candace reports the door itself was not exciting.) She saw the sign below at Brower’s Cafe in Seattle.

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As a nice contrast to Candace’s toilet photos, I discovered a china cupboard in the ladies room at the Angus Barn in Raleigh, North Carolina. Elegance!

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A WC sign Candace photographed at Stateside in Seattle.

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She reports that inside the bathroom she discovered the “coolest black toilet & black tile with blue grout.”

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From Lois, Zombie Burgers in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.

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Another from Lois, The Lucky Oyster at Virginia Beach.

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Fr0m Judy, these tell-it-like-it-is doors at The Station in Carrboro, North Carolina.

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The back of the bathroom door (or should I say barn door?) at Maple View Farm in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

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I found this door at Snapper’s Waterfront Cafe and Tiki Bar in Cambridge, Maryland. The bottom of the door featured this Jamaican carving.

And above the carving, a much more demure sign.

From Judy, a public toilet near the Opera in Vienna.

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The Starbucks in Vienna Town Center.

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And the Shalimar Indian Restaurant in Vienna.

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What a selection of creative doors in this, our thirty-second edition, of the Ladies Room Door Art Series. Thank you, potty goers!

The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Thirty-one

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From Jan, Goombay’s Grille and Raw Bar in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Below, the ladies room door a miniature golf course on the Outer Banks. These doors make me crave the warm beach days of summer.

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And also from Jan, the Badlands Saloon and Grille in Wall, South Dakota.

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I found this door at Jason’s Deli in Durham, North Carolina

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Daughter Laura and husband Matt found these doors on their babymoon in Bermuda.

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From Karen, Ropewalk Restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland.

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From Ken, Thaiphoon Restaurant in Crystal City, Virginia.

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From Carol, Daddy Joe’s in Gaffney, South Carolina.

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From Ken, who dined at Paisano’s on 1604, an Italian restaurant in San Antonio.

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Another from Jan, Michael’s Seafood Restaurant in Carolina Beach.

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From Carol, the door at Tumbleweed Restaurant, a Tex Mex grill in Chillicothe, Ohio.

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And that wraps up another in our Ladies Room Door Art Series! Thank you, one and all.

The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Czech Republic Edition

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In October, Cliff and I took a trip to Austria and then met up with Dr. Ken Ostrand. Ken led us on a tour of Kutna Hora and Prague. Our journey to the Czech Republic was a trip of trips, with some of the most creative ladies room doors I’ve ever found.

These green doors grace the Restaurant Kometa in Kutna Hora.

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Here I tasted spiced lemonade

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and fried cheese, which was delicious, but I’m not sure it’s what the doctor would have me order.

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Here are the doors at Harmonia, where our group dined our first night in Kutna Hora.

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I was charmed by the interior of the ladies room. Great colors!

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And funky green paper towels.

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The view from our hotel.

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My traveling companions soon learned of my ladies room door mission and pointed them out to me. Erikca ate lunch at the Villa U Varhanare and discovered this seated little lady.

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Not sure where I found this silhouette with the pony tail.

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This is the door at the Medieval Silver Mine. I was pleased to traverse the low and narrow passages of the mine without incident, but what an awful life those miners led. At least, as our guide pointed out, the miners were well paid.
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Inside the ladies room, I found this notice near the toilet. I don’t speak Czechoslovakian but figured out what the sign means by the word “hygienicke.”

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Late one night, Cliff, Ken, and I went for beers at the Restaurant Dacicky. This painting on the bar’s door stopped me in my tracks. The colors and whimsical design reminded me so much of my mom’s art.

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The restroom doors have an upbeat folk art style to them too.
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On to Prague! On our first evening there, a few of us went to the Hibernia. I made the trek downstairs to this ladies room. What a find!

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They even have artwork in the stalls.
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I was in dessert heaven when I came back upstairs.

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Our group enjoyed lunch at the Lobkowicz Palace Restaurant. The restaurant features ornate decor, including the ladies room door.
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Not sure where I found this stylish lady with a feather in her cap.

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We had a festive group dinner at Kotleta on our last night. Ken had checked out the restaurant ahead of time. “You follow the green line to the ladies room,” he said beforehand. I wondered what he meant.

Sure enough, this line on the floor lights the way to the restrooms, which are downstairs.

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With a touch too much Czech beer, it can take one a second to figure out which door is which.

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I loved our time in the Czech Republic. I especially appreciated the architecture and the history and the chance to observe what life was like in a place that not so long ago was a Communist nation.

And I got a kick out of how brave and strong the women sound when they speak. Cliff jumped when a woman fussed at him for taking a photo of the bread display in a grocery store. We have no idea why photos aren’t allowed, but he took no chances disobeying a voice that strident.

But back to the doors. Anyone have a favorite of the ones I’ve shown you? Mine is the green door at the top. That woman has style, and she’s merely striking a pose. Now that’s confidence!