Thursday, November 19, 2015

Meine Damen und Herren


Today being World Toilet Day,  just wanted to show you these cute Damen und Herren signs on the door of a new WC in rural Austria.

It is inside this little cabin called Wanderhütte Fernblick, in the state of Burgenland, Austria.
Apparently here you can get refreshments and a sit-down during the hot summer hiking months.
The panoramic vista of the hills and valleys is free.

Next to the typical wayside shrine they have a weather stone suspended.
Enlarge the photo a few times to read how it works.
Weda-stoa is Austrian dialect for German Wetter Stein.

Stone wet - Rain
Can't see the stone - Fog
Stone is quiet - No wind
Stone white - Snow

Stone warm - Sunny
Stone ice cold - Frost
Stone is swaying - Storm
Stone is hopping - Earthquake
(Linking to signs, signs and SkyWatch Friday.)


Tom said...

World Toilet Day, I had forgotten all about it!

Dina said...

Tom, how could you forget?! ;)
Would you believe, I mark such days on my yearly calendar way in advance, as possible blog topics. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love fun places like this with a sense of humor. We have similar stones here in Oklahoma called "Indian Weather Stones" or something like that.

I am linked to an instagram meme that provdes information on what the various days are.

Suzanne said...

You certainly saw a lot while in Austria.

cieldequimper said...

I'm so glad you're having a ball Dina!

genie said...

World Toilet Day...well, that ’s a new one for me. I like it. Liked the poem that went with the stone.

Hels said...


I hadn't heard of World Toilet Day either.
However years ago I wrote a history about Thomas Crapper called "Flushed With Success"

Thanks for a great link, Dina :)

William Kendall said...

The view is amazing.

That's actually a day? Why am I not surprised?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A fun visit ... Enjoyed being here ! I've seen that weather sign or versions of it before and it always makes me smile ... Street smarts ... People knew how to dress for the weather a long time before there were weather persons on TV 24/7! I'm sorry I forgot to celebrate World Toilet Day ( or wait, maybe I did! )....

jaipurthru mylens said...

interesting post!

VP said...

I don't really think we need a World Toilet Day...

Karl Demetz said...

The Signs are cute, Dina !
I like the frog in the last pic :)

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