Tag: toilets

Is this sign really needed?

This photo needs little commentary. Public toilets in La Clusaz are often shared by both sexes, and when I walked into this one, the sight of urinals didn’t surprise me. The sign, however, did. It says “Water not drinkable.” Who

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How not to make a petanque field

The sleepy village of Saint Jean de Sixt has the chance of becoming a sporting mecca, for France’s favourite sport can now flourish here with the introduction of two new petanque playing fields. Or can it? The two new pits

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Public toilets in Annecy

This photo is probably a bit misleading after a title about toilets. This is not a toilet block, but there is a link, I promise. Last week, Annecy was flooded with animation fans from around the world. This caravan was

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How not to make a mannequin pose

A shop in the French town of Annecy a few weeks ago had these mannequins displayed in their window. The one facing the front is alright, but the other one looks like he’s having a wee. At first, I was

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The tipipi – the best toilet ever

Pictured is the door to a very special tipi (or teepee if you prefer). Sitting next to a piste by the Merdassier area of La Clusaz, with a drag lift taking skiers up beside it and surrounded by a few

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Bored with Tignes

I’ve written about Tignes a few times. It’s a handy place to go for some summer skiing when desperation for the white stuff kicks in. I spent four days there last week for a pre-season ski test and I think

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