A Loo with a View: Sights You Can See from the Comfort of a Convenience

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A collection of the world's most scenic outhouses, panoramic bathrooms and incomparable restroom views.

Here is a collection of 77 of the most spectacular, intriguing and thought-provoking restrooms with views. Some are primitive outdoor facilities, where the view is the finest luxury, and many others are luxurious indoor lavatories with views not to be missed. Still others are bathrooms on the move — in the air, in the water and on the ground....

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Overview

A collection of the world's most scenic outhouses, panoramic bathrooms and incomparable restroom views.

Here is a collection of 77 of the most spectacular, intriguing and thought-provoking restrooms with views. Some are primitive outdoor facilities, where the view is the finest luxury, and many others are luxurious indoor lavatories with views not to be missed. Still others are bathrooms on the move — in the air, in the water and on the ground.

Deserts, forests and mountain ranges loom large, but so do historical sites, monasteries, research stations, transportation hubs and sports facilities. There are toilets for train enthusiasts, plane spotters and wildlife spotters, and at least 10 of them overlook World Heritage Sites.

Photographs show the views as the user sees them. Lively descriptions and anecdotes add background, and country maps show locations. The facilities include:

  • Spotlessly clean, fully flushable and unisex on Mount Fuji
  • Front seat to the runway at Singapore's Changi Airport
  • Outdoor "communal toilet" at a Buddhist monastery
  • Cape Town, South Africa, overlooking Table Mountain (binoculars included)
  • Dune 45 in the Namibian desert
  • Tengboche Monastery in view of Mount Everest
  • Overlooking Hong Kong's vast harbor
  • Beneath 24-hour daylight in Antarctica.

The entertaining photographs in A Loo with a View take the concept of convenience to a new level. No two loos are alike and all are truly remarkable. After all, a toilet is a necessity of life — no matter where you are.

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Editorial Reviews

American Profile - Neil Pond
How are bathrooms like snowflakes? No two are alike, at least not in this collection of often surprising user-eye-view photos from a variety of loos around the world, in all types of indoor and outdoor settings. When you gotta go, you gotta go...so why not go where you can see the top of the world (Mt. Everest), a formation of inlet rocks that looks like a giant in a bathtub (Great Britain), or inside—-yes, inside—-a walk-through aquarium (Japan)?
Cabin Life
Did you love reading about the Taj Mahal outhouse in the December 2011 issue of Cabin Life? If so we think you'll also enjoy this illustrated collection of 77 of the world's most intriguing restrooms. Whether situated on a mountaintop in the great outdoors or high above a bustling city, each commode embraces a growing trend in bathroom design—breathtaking and often panoramic views. They definitely take the toilet to a whole new level!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554079018
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Luke Barclay studied history at the University of Sheffield, England, before spending two years living in rural Japan where he taught English. He now works for the BBC.

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