The Urinals of Historic Townhouse

This public urinal was installed on the outside of a historic townhouse in San Cristobal de La Laguna on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

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This picture was sent in by Ten. He writes: "I have recently returned from a short holiday in Tenerife - one of the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. We visited the historic university town of San Cristobal de La Laguna in the east of the Island. Our excellent guide showed us a historic 18th century town house probably inhabited by a wealthy merchant in those days. As you go in from the street there is a short passageway which opens out into a beautiful courtyard with plants and shrubs surrounded on four sides by rooms with balcony above. In this passageway there was a pillar to each side of the doorway containing a urinal which was provided for passing men to use. Apparently, this was to avoid them relieving themselves in the street. Needless to say it is not in use nowadays and the building is presently occupied by a firm of Lawyers/Solicitors"