Toilets. They're not the most popular part of most establishments, but for one world traveler, they're the belle of the bathroom ball. In his blog, Toilography, Australia native Dan Schaumann reports on the quirkiest toilets he comes across, from the rustic tin stalls at Teddy & The Bully Bar to the diva-fied walls in Duplex Diner.
At first, the five-year project started as a joke when Instagram was first becoming popular. Schaumann wondered how images of toilets would fare on the photo-focused app. After some time, though, he started to get serious and began to search for more peculiar or beautiful restrooms.
"It's a really interesting way of seeing parts of the city that are not necessarily the touristy parts and kind of getting a good feel for the culture," said Schaumann, whose work has been featured in a variety of print publications and radio outlets.
Recently, he journeyed through Washington, D.C.'s restrooms on a single weekend, and after his toilet tour, he shared his findings with Curbed DC.
He told Curbed DC, "A lot of people when I tell them that this is a hobby of mine, they kind of think that it's a bit weird or a bit awkward. They associate toilets with bodily fluids and those kinds of things, but it's not that I take photos of that. It's more of the artistic and the design aspect of it."
Below, in order from most weird to least weird, see which toilets Schaumann believes are the most unconventional in the nation's capital.Read More