Oh, the places we go
The medium: photography. The product: a calendar. The muse: the toilet. In September and October 2013, contestants submitted their visual ode to commodes on social media using #placeswego and we collected the entries here. See the winners and download the calendar here: http://www.defeatdd.org/oh-the-places-we-go-calendar
A recent trip to the hardware store revealed Germany's options for toilet seat designs. Which one is your favorite? Submitted by WASH United via Instagram.
Kenya: The Pit Latrine shown in the image is shared by a small homestead in the Mwea South area, close to the vicinity of Mwea Mission Hospital. Apart from its poor and quite shaky build, the toilet is riddled with rusty iron sheet walls and this has proven to be quite bad especially during the rainy season. Submitted by George Karugu Maina.
My Mother said she could hear the birds singing as she returned from the Ladies toilets at the petrol station at Norton Canes Service Station on the M6 toll road. I had to go & investigate the Gents & walked into this amazing display of Sunflower colour with bird songs recordings & all. Submitted by David Ditchfield.
West Bank: Use as little water as possible. Submitted by Lori Bakken.
Poland: A place to wash hands after using the outhouse. Submitted by Lori Bakken.
Ethiopian guest house main floor bathroom: privacy concern. Submitted by Lori Bakken.
Customs, Middle East. Toilet paper is a luxury. Submitted by Lori Bakken.
"Bowl Plaza"- an eccentric, artistic 4 year project, 18' tall toilet tank, mosaic art work on the exterior and interior of the public restroom/art attraction. Designed and built under the supervision of the Grassroots Art Center. Submitted by Rosslyn Schultz, Executive Director.
Northern Ugandan family toliet, no door. Submitted by @MaternalEarth via Twitter.
Rural Nepal school toliet with a door. Submitted by @MaternalEarth via Twitter.
Taken at a school in the district of Atsaphone in Savannakhet province, Laos. Submitted by Liyen Chin.
Composting latrine in Belize. Submitted by Renée Johnson, Sustainable Harvest International.