COPENHAGEN/FAROE TRAVELOGUE – DAY 1 – ROUND TOWER – THE LOO

by Antonio Gil May. 21, 2018 840 views
View from one of the windows on our way up

View from one of the windows on our way up

Down there, life's go on as usual

Down there, life's go on as usual

Another tight bend

Another tight bend

The loo - 1940: many theories have been put forward about the word's origin: one suggests the source is Waterloo, a trade name for iron cisterns in the early part of the century

The loo - 1940: many theories have been put forward about the word's origin: one suggests the source is Waterloo, a trade name for iron cisterns in the early part of the century

♫♫ The Corries --- The Loo Song ♫♫

king of the loo

a poem by WILLIAM WORTHLESS

i was in the loo sat there all alone
like a little king sat there on my throne
i made myself a crown from the toilet roll
sitting in my castle on the water bowl
i was just like royalty with my little crown
though i didn't have my pants up i had pulled them down
then i left my castle and i left the loo
it was nice to be a king just for a while or too.

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José Manuel 1 year, 8 months ago

#3like like.

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 year, 8 months ago

Oh homem, deixa lá de comentar em Inglês smile smile smile Obrigado Zé

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José Manuel 1 year, 8 months ago

#1Like like.

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 year, 8 months ago

Esta torre dava para ter muitos pontos de vista. Obrigado

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Amy Daniels 1 year, 8 months ago

#1 beautiful point of view

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Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 1 year, 8 months ago

All the way down Amy smile

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Amy Daniels Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 8 months ago

😊

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Jill Bahm 1 year, 8 months ago

I love all of these - such interesting perspectives!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jill Bahm 1 year, 8 months ago

Glad you've liked them dear Jill

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 8 months ago

Every view (including point of view) just perfect!
#3 - is my favorite. Mustbe fun to drive/ride this way up and down in full speed.

#4 - again the smallest place of the house is the loo. smile 

I prefer the French euphemism "le lieu" (the place), which became loo, because French was once the common language of the upper class. By the way in German it's often called "Das Örtchen" (the small place).
It's like the Austrian word "Potschamperl", which I didn't heard before I came to Vienna. I didn't know it was a version of "pot de chambre", because everybody used it as an euphemism for very big (coffee-)cups. The "-erl" at the end of the word is used in Austria as a diminutive (in Germany it would be "-chen").
Jeez, please don't let me explain to anybody, why I compared a coffee cup to a loo. anguished

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you for your kind words Sigrid. #3 - it would be funny to go down the ramp on those tiny cars with bearing rollers as wheels smile Now, I think I know everything about WCs smile smile smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 8 months ago

I'm sure you won't to know EVERTHING about WCs. Unbelieveable what can be found ... One of the biggest and unsolved mysteries will always be: Why was a hand sewn condom thrown in the toilet of the medieval abbey?  smirkput litter in its place

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 8 months ago

Perhaps the monk didn't throw it, he lost it smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 8 months ago

Now I have this pictures in my head and have to write a bestseller about 50 monks and a longseller about 50 ... hand made items ... and how to lose them ... joy

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 8 months ago

First off, the pictures are great. Love your perspective. Second off, the poem (had never heard it, and where do you find these addons?) is hilarious and one I would like to steal :)

Interesting irony between the poet's last name and the subject of his poem :)

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you so much Camellia. I do a lot of research for each post, and sometimes I'm lucky smile I think the poet's name is an alias. Not sure though.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 8 months ago

Cannot open your today's post

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 8 months ago

#1 kool perspective......nice colors & textures, too
#2 where would we be without our coffee??? nice deep focus of this happy caffeine-fueled crowd!
#3 love all the arches: window shadows, walk way & wall recesses....the brick work on the walkway is such a nice contrast, as well...
#4 did you try it out??? loved the hilarious tune to accompany this shot.......
#5 lovely aspect! nice there were windows to entertain your long walk to the top!
I'll have to print & frame that poem & hang it on the wall, at toilet-seated eye level, in the guest bathroom.... Amazing series, Amigo! You never disappoint & always delight! Bravo!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 8 months ago

The king of the toilet is a good reading while we are .... smile Your comments always dissect my post in such a smart way. Thank you for such
thoroughness dear friend.

1 year, 8 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 8 months ago

Thanks Amigo! Your images are always so comment worthy!!! Thank You & Teresa~

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Tim Rogers 1 year, 8 months ago

Love the depth of field pics. Great stuff

1 year, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 1 year, 8 months ago

Thanks a lot Tim. smile

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Jennifer Raknerud 1 year, 8 months ago

These are all magnificent!!  I love the framing and the lines.  You are very talented.

1 year, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jennifer Raknerud 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you so much dear Jennifer. Now I've blushed blush

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 8 months ago

Nice series, but the street view does it

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 8 months ago

Agree with you Peter

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Francesc 1 year, 8 months ago

Fantastic set...I love the third one ...Wonderful

1 year, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 year, 8 months ago

Thanks Francesc. That sinuous path allowed some cool pictures

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