07 January 2013

Be prepared

The cleaning department of Copenhagen really picked up the pace this time around for new years eve. For the first time they seemed prepared for the traditional gathering of people, and the midnight party on the bridge. Some areas in Copenhagen are more exposed than others, and Nørrebro is a hot zone. It can get messy, and the targets are predictable: banks, ATM's and other evil presences. Glass recycling containers are attacked and the beautiful red mailboxes are vandalised. Not to mention the urination situation, what goes in must come out. They finally figured it out:

Ladies urinal

Pop up urinal for the ladies. (Ha: I spy a Test Tube!)

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Paper in bin, please

I shot this while they were still clean, so you won't get dirty looking at it, in case you were wondering.

Exit

The exit.

And the gentlemen's edition:

Stormdrain urinal

Attached directly to the stormdrain.

Gentlemens urinal

Simple, effective, brilliant. I am seriously impressed!

Way to go Copenhagen.


5 comments:

  1. det er da det mest poetiske pessoir jeg nogensinde har set! cyklede forbi mandag eftermiddag og troede det var sådan nogen lys-ting af en slags... jamen de ligner jo nærmest fredsliljer, der er ved at folde sig ud<3 -de små pigekasser er knap så eventyrlige men f...... en go' idé også<3
    knus til dig og kbh fra muttilove

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    1. De er faktisk ret poetiske i herre udgaven. Indeni er kvindernes da også fint, går ud fra at man betjener dem forlæns. Men det klart mere bøvlet at vi ikke lige kan hive en slange ud, og få det overstået. :D

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  2. Here those male urinals would probably be considered a public decency violation :) I think they're pretty brilliant, though! Certainly much better than someone just peeing on the sidewalk.

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    1. Yes, just imagine where the pee would have gone otherwise. I wonder if they offer any privacy for the men? It is really clever that the pee goes straight in the sewer, and afterwards they even appear easy to dismount and clean. Pretty good thinking. :-)

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  3. Så er København da nu et forbillede for andre storbyer.

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