"Loo with a view"

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Comments (16)

carloncho on November 25, 2007

Beatiful Shot!

greetings from Chile

Andreas Wiesner on November 25, 2007

Thanks for commenting Carloncho! You got a nice view from there if you take a seat ;-)

Greetings from Bavaria, Andreas

Richard Ryer on December 2, 2007

Greetings Andreas, Reminds me of the solar powered privies on Longs Peak. I guess if you have to spend some time there and don't have a paper or a book, you still have a fantastic view. ;-))



Andreas Wiesner on December 3, 2007

Greeting Rich! I agree with you, but the good thing is, if you manage to contact someone to bring you paper, you probably can see him approaching for...maybe two days ;-)

Cheers, Andreas!

Ainars M -2 on December 4, 2007

Great view, and great idea to arrange 'seat with a view'! :) But there are always two points of view - one of course are from this point, but, what a great view will be for cliffsman, who after hours finally reaches cliff top? :D

With greetings - Ainars

Marilyn Whiteley on December 4, 2007

Prize-winning view--and great photo, too, Andreas! I'm interested to see that, although you've mapped it, under the photo Panoramio doesn't say that it's near anything the way it usually does. Loo in the middle of nowhere! Cheers, Marilyn

Andreas Wiesner on December 5, 2007

Thanks for visiting an commenting Ainars and Marilyn!

@ Ainars - yes i think it´s a very welcoming view for the cliffsman if he´s in a hurry ;-)

@ Marilyn - "Loo in the middle of nowhere" is a true word... it´s a few days walk to the next village. It´s right on McKinnon-Pass (overlooking the Clinton Valley), when you walk the famous Milford Track from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound (day three of four). If you zoom the map, you can see a small hut behind the loo.

Greetings from Bavaria, Andreas!

Ian Stehbens on December 10, 2007

What a wonderful view alright, but you were very fortunate with the weather. There are many times here when no matter how long you need to sit you are not going to see anything but fog and rain - which means that the door is closed for protection. Another wonderful part of the creation!!

Andreas Wiesner on December 16, 2007

Yes, i think in foul weather it would be a problem to sit and watch...

I really was lucky with the weather - i stayed two weeks in Fjordland Nationalpark and had only one day of rain, this seems nearly a wonder in this region!

Cheers, Andreas!

Jukka from Oulu Finl… on December 14, 2008

You have so many great pictures from New Zealand. When I was Miloford track last night rain about 120mm water after that here and there was waterwall.

Greetings from Finland

Andreas Wiesner on March 16, 2009

Thanks Yukka! I´m glad you like my pictures! Milford track by rain should be impressive with all the waterfalls - but i was lucky enough to stay dry for the whole four days...

Greetings from Bavaria, Andreas!

Huehnchen on March 30, 2009

I would say that the chimney is for the smoke/ the "emissions" ;-)

Andreas Wiesner on May 5, 2009

Yes, it´s really for the emissions. Unfortunately there´s no heating... maybe a logfire in the chimney would make the "session" more cosy ;-)

Cheers, Andreas!

Sleipnir's Master on October 13, 2011

Considering the snow on the peaks. I'd imagine soon as your butt hit the cold porcelain you'd no longer be needing the toilet.

Dr. Walt on May 22, 2012

Greetings from Pahrump,Nevada,U.S.A.

Great photo, great view, but I wonder. . . which came first, the hut or the loo . And while they were digging the pit and constructing the loo, just what did they do. . . hang their derriere out over the cliff . - "Bombs Away" !

asaikana on August 14, 2012

Nice view !!
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