|The Lion and the Loo, Art Through Da Vince’s Eyes, South Australia*|
Don’t let the stone lion fool you. We’re not at a garage sale of ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ props.
It’s an Outback Outhouse.
Or so it was described by the waitress at surreal Art Through Da Vince’s Eyes, a Roman Devonshire Coffee House (a set of words not often seen in the same phrase!) at One Tree Hill in the Adelaide Hills. Or foothills, to be more precise.
But it’s a rare Outback loo with a chandelier! In fact, the Outback public toilets I’ve encountered generally look more like Scenic Public Toilets #17 (click HERE), #9 (click HERE) or #4 (click HERE)!!
|The Chandelier in the Outhouse|
If I’d been more alert, the eclectic array of statues at the outhouse door would have given me a clue to the opulence within. Ornate mirror frames, cherubim, ablutions fountain (yes, FOUNTAIN!) and chandelier complete the black tile-lined ensemble.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the loo was somehow channelling Versace!
By a fortuitous coincidence, my outfit perfectly showcased the black tiles’ superb reflective qualities as I stood in the doorway photograph the interior. And it’s those same reflective qualities I blame for making me look bigger than I really am …
|Scenic Public Toilet Reflections …|
Outside, the bright perfection of this magnificent October 2011 Adelaide spring day gave no clue to the phantasmagorical other world hidden behind the outhouse doors!
Maybe Narnia was nearby after all …
* Pilchard’s brother Wayne, on hand when the last of the film in my camera ran out, was kind enough to take this great perspective shot of Da Vince’s Outback Outhouse from the entrance. I call it ‘The Lion and the Loo’. Got a better name??