Monday, August 31, 2009

Toilet Tiles [Toilettegels] [Azulejos de banheiro]


A mother helps her child.

Restaurant Caracol, Terschelling. After a relative long absence my son comes back from toilet.

- And... how was it my son ?
- Good. (laugh)
- What took you so long ?
- Uh. Nothing. Hehehe.
- Tell me.
- Er... There were men on the walls. They were doing poo and peeing.
- What are you saying ?
- At the toilet, yeah. Also a boy doing it on the floor, with a mama holding him.
- We are going back there, I need to check that !

I found it curious. Lots of tiles on the ladies' and gents' picturing old drawings from people doing their needs in the open space.
Achei curioso o que meus filhos contaram sobre o que "as figuras nas paredes estavam fazendo". Nos azulejos, tanto no banheiro masculino como no feminino, estavam impressas reproduções de antigas desenhos:personagens fazendo suas necessidades ao ar livre.
I am not going to start here in this post about the history and origins of toilets and different habits around the world. I do not want to be judgemental either. Some of you may find the images on the tiles disturbing or just bleargh ! - I find it unique and funny.
Não vou começar nesse post a contar a historia e origens to banheiro, toaletes e afins. Ha muita informação na net. Alguns de vocês podem achar os desenhos nesses azulejos perturbadores - eu acho tudo original e engraçado.
I have to say it was a spacious and spotless restroom. The tiles give a touch of humour.
O banheiro era grande e limpíssimo. Os azulejos deram um toque de irreverência ao lugar.

At home, our toilet has had a small renovation a while ago. I didn't know about such tiles then. I would go for them. My husband... not at all.
O nosso toalete foi reformado um tempo atrás. Eu ainda não conhecia esse tema para azulejos, arriscaria mesmo a colocá-los em casa. Marido disse que não gostou não !

I like this elegant irreverence in interior decoration. But that is me - I have grown up with people saying I was strange and weird.
Gente, eu adoro uma certa irreverência na decoração de interiores. Mas isso e' um traço típico meu: eu não gosto do que a maioria gosta. E algumas vezes - muitas ate' - já ouvi dizerem que eu era "estranha" e "esquisita".


Fancy it ? Or is it gross ? My children loved them !
Gostou ? Não gostou ? Ficou enjoado (a) ? Com nojinho ?

9 comments:

Presépio no Canal said...

So funny Anita :) especialmente porque a casa de banho estava limpa )))

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Anonymous said...

Adorei! Loved it!

Jane Murback said...

Achei interessante pra decoração de um bar ou um café não pra decorar uma casa, por ex.
Pra olhar pra uma imagem dessa todo dia, várias vezes ao dia (no caso de usar em casa) eu acho que enjoa!
Bjo

Aledys Ver said...

Hilarious! Whether you like them or not, they make your visit to the toilet special :o) Someone was not just thinking about your comfort and hygiene, but also a bit of fun! Great!

Beach Vintage said...

This is pretty funny and disgusting all at once. It wouldn't bother me.

Droomvla said...

Love this post, and the photos are so funny! LOL

Andy said...

I have the same reaction as you - possibly. I'm a little grossed out by it, but it's funny. If it weren't humor about such (at times) stuffy people, it might not be so funny.

Anita said...

Dear commentators: I agree with you all !