This picture was sent in by AC. He writes: "Attached is a photo of a urinal located in a restroom near the swimming pool at the Sheraton in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. This urinal is particularly interesting considering that it is located in the only 5-star hotel in the poorest country in Africa. One could pay $2500 USD for a night in a private cabana in this hotel, in a city where $1 USD could buy you a decent meal in a restaurant. The Sheraton is mostly inhabited by UN workers who are there to rectify the country of its poverty, yet they live in luxury. It was the most stunning denial of reality I have ever seen."
According to the Sheraton website, "Set in mountainous countryside, 7,800 feet above sea level, the Sheraton Addis is the first hotel in Africa to join The Luxury Collection. The hotel is conveniently located near the capital's main attractions, including the National Palace and the Merkato, one of the largest open air markets in Africa. Elegant guest rooms, exceptional recreational and meeting facilities and an extraordinary selection of fine restaurants make the Sheraton Addis the ideal African luxury destination."