Menopause

The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Forty-three

From Matt, Felinni’s Restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia

Susan G. found these  funky doors in Spain.

Hers:

And more obviously: His:

Susan sent this more subtle sign, too.

Rachel went on safari in Africa. Here’s a ladies room door at Serena Lodge in Masai Mara, Kenya.

A Masai couple indicates ladies vs. gentlemen at Serena Lodge in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.

The fine elephant sign graces Lake Maynara National Park, Tanzania.

Rachel included a photo of the Eastern squat toilet.



On the home front, Susan took these photos at Moe’s Southwestern Grill in Durham, North Carolina.

 

I snapped this at The Mellow Mushroom near our ballpark in Durham, NC.

From Tom, Luciano’s in Huntsville, Alabama


A friend of Ken’s sent these. Look carefully…

Here’s an old time sign at the Graham Cinema in Graham, NC. Cliff and I love this theater because it’s cheap and so is the popcorn (with unlimited butter).


From Matt, The Pie Chest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Broom closet and bathroom!

Judy sent us this link to the World’s Most Scenic Bathroom. And it’s a public bathroom too, near the town of Gildeskål in Norway. Talk about a fun place to go to the potty!

Thank you one and all for your wonderful doors. Onward as potty trips continue.

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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Forty-one!

From Diane, comes the best ladies room view ever! Diane snapped this gorgeous picture in Revello, Italy, on the Amalfi Coast. 

Here’s the unisex door at Volume, a fun beer and record store (yes, records!) that just opened up in a restored old building in Hillsborough.

From Susan, Halloween doors at the IHOP in Chantilly, Virginia.

From Beth, Parallel 38 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The ladies room door:

AND, the heated toilet.

From Claire, Della Rosa’s Local Tavern in Bel Air, Maryland. The young woman on the door is Sallie Utz, the Utz Potato Chip Girl. Fellow Marylanders will recognize Maryland’s lovely flag in her hair bow.

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The door for gentlemen features Natty Boh, the National Bohemian Beer mascot.

This one comes from Candace, who writes she found the door “somewhere in DC:”

Kathy took this at the Five Happiness Restaurant in San Francisco.

These huge letters grace the bathroom doors at Three Notch Brewery in Charlottesville, Virginia. We spent Thanksgiving there with daughter Kath and family.

 

From Jennifer, the sign by the First Ladies dresses at the Smithsonian. It made her think of the blog! Thanks, Jennifer. Wouldn’t this make a fun door for a ladies room in DC? What should the men’s room say?


There you have it. From Ancient Greece to Washington D.C., this wraps up another edition of Friend for the Ride’s ladies room door series. Thank you one and all!

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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Forty

From James, the peachy doors at The Lazy Goat in Greenville, South Carolina.

I snapped this hand painted sign at Foster’s in Durham, North Carolina.

I like the entrance to the ladies room at Torero’s, a Mexican restaurant in Durham.


A pretty beer sign on the door.

 

And cool tiles inside.

You’d never guess that this innocent-looking sign at The Verdict, near the courthouse in Graham, North Carolina

would lead to these!!

 

Paul found this dynamic pair at Evil Genius Brewing in Philadelphia.

Chelsea discovered these at Recess in Denver.


From Greta, whose 53 year-old daughter found this while working as a cook on a fishing tender in Juneau, Alaska.


 

From Candace, the ladies room at a golf course on Pawley’s Island, South Carolina

Susan admired the artwork in this bathroom at Joey’s Restaurant in Highgate, Vermont.

Carol found these at Flippers Pizza in The Villages, Florida.

 

And from Carol, Schuler’s in Marshall, Michigan.

Judy admired the ladies room door of the Christ Church Coffeeshop and Courtyard in Jerusalem.

Ken saw a mermaid swimming at the Blue Moon Cafe on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

 

And last but not least, Jonna found this carved lady at The Indian Garden Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois

Another sterling sampling of bathroom doors near and far. Thank you, one and all!

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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Thirty-nine

From Becca,  Acme, a restaurant in Carboro, North Carolina (above) and the Baxter Arcade, also in Carboro, below.

From Pat, Fork in the Alley in Roanoke, Virginia.

Also from Pat, the doors at Toast in the Village Shopping Center near her home in Virginia.

 

Rachel found this photo on the door of the ladies room at the Jordan Lake Brewery in Cary, North Carolina. It’s Laurence Fishburne, who starred in the Matrix Triologies.

From Dawn, while on her book tour for her stunning new novel, The Mourning Parade, the “wildest bathroom I’ve ever seen.”It’s The Mediterranean Grill in Chicago at the corner of Madison and Lake.

 

From Jonna, the Ale House in State College, Pennsylvania.

From Carol, who hit the jackpot at Cowboy’s Firepit Grill in Lake Park, Georgia.

And from Chelsea, a peek into ladies rooms in Japan and Korea.

Chelsea writes: “While the majority of the images were pretty plain, the toilets themselves were very interesting! All of the toilets were electronic and had tons of buttons to press.  Many were bidets; in fact most were.  A lot had a fun privacy feature as well that you could press and it would play nice wave sounds.
     
With that being said–there were also the traditional ‘hole in the ground’ type toilets as well. Apparently these were used back in the day–very difficult to squat over from the few instances I had to use them.

The one of my feet  below shows the sandals they gave you when you went to the bathrooms in restaurants. You had to take your shoes off upon entering, and they stored them for you while you ate.  So the sandals were there when you had to use the restroom while at the restaurant.”

Thank you, Chelsea. Fascinating report.

That wraps up the Ladies Rood Door Art Series for 2017. Thanks to everyone who contributed this year. The series would be lost without you!

On to 2018…

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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Thirty-eight

Susan B. discovered this unisex door at Seacow Eatery on Edisto Island, South Carolina.

Susan P found this door at a rest stop in Iceland.

From Joanna, a McDonald’s near Ashville, North Carolina.

A friend went for a massage at Fuzion in Durham and found this fun sign.

I took this unisex door at Which Wich, a Sandwich Shop in Dallas, Texas.

 

 

I snapped this door at Zoe’s Kitchen in Dallas. No more Dallas doors for me though. Daughter Laura is moving to Brooklyn this week, where her husband Matt starts a brand new job. Hope baby Emerson is ready for the cold!


Cliff caught me in the mirror at The Block in Charleston, West Virginia.


And I took this at Kentucky Horse Park.

 

I loved these doors at Quaker Steak and Lube, also in Kentucky (but I forget which town).

 

 

And these neat doors grace the Gap Creek Coffeehouse in Cumberland Gap, Kentucky.

 

 

From Susan B., The Loop in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

From Kay, Robinhood Integrative Health in Winston-Salem.


From Nancy, a Starbucks in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. So elegant!

 

And that wraps up another Ladies Room Door Art Series post. Thank you all for your kind words about these posts and for finding us doors from near and far!

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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Thirty-seven

From Linda, Ms. Wuf, on the door of Reynold’s Colosseum, the home of the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

Below is a vintage sign for sale at Branching Out in University Mall in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It’s the first ladies room sign I’ve  found for sale. The price, at $135, seemed a bit steep though.

The ladies room signs at my new gym, Planet Fitness.

 

From Candace, The Pecan Lodge in Dallas, Texas.

Inside, Candace found this cross, which she says reminded her of Where’s Waldo or a hidden objects book.

 

From Greta, who found these cool doors when she was in Mississippi, as she says, “Playing the slots.”

 

 

From Abby, signs created by kids for the Moonlite Diner in Ft. Lauderdale.

From Joanna, the elephant area at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.

From Susan, Coffee and Cinnamon in Durham North Carolina.

Also from Susan, art inside the ladies room at Floozies in Louisa, Virginia.

 

And the men’s

 

And I took these at Vine’s in Durham, North Carolina

 

At Truckyard, in Dallas, Texas

A friend of Ken’s sent these! Wow. Almost makes me want to be a man (although I’ve never heard a man report seeing one so elegant).

 

 


But I’ve never wanted a you-know-what like Dr. Freud claimed women did.

Have you?

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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Thirty-six

Aren’t we lucky to live in a creative world? I never would have guessed when I started photographing ladies room doors that I’d be up to thirty-six posts!

Thanks to Greta, who snapped this one: the Regeneration Station, a furniture store in Ashville, North Carolina.

And Judy found these at Sitti restaurant in Raleigh. They feature authentic Lebanese food. Judy reports that “sitti” means grandmother in Lebanese.
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From Ken, the Skylight Inn Barbecue Joint in Ayden, North Carolina. Ken writes that bathroom doors can be a learning experience. Now we all now the official names for male and female pigs!
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From Carol, the Panera  Bread at Lake Sumter Landing at The Villages, Florida.

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Also from Carol, Mac’s Speed Shop in Greenville, South Carolina.

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And Ferguson’s, a showroom in Greenville. This photo from Ferguson’s is a first for our Ladies Room Door Art Series. It was taken at a place where you can actually BUY toilets.

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From Carol, the Olive Garden, outside Columbia, South Carolina.

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From Ken, the bathroom door to a museum in Bogota, Panama.

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From Cathy, a festive door at EPCOT Theme Park in Orlando, Florida.

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And because it brought back memories of my girlhood, a bathroom door from grandson Maze’s school.

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I took this one at Bread Winners at the North Park Mall in Dallas, Texas.

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And another stylish letter W at Victor Tangos in Dallas.

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Here’s Sissy’s in Dallas.

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I found this old style brass sign at The Pilot House in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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And here’s a fun link on the USA Today site to some of the best hotel bathrooms around the world.

Wouldn’t it be fun to shower in them all?