Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Digital Postcard: Hundertwasser Toilets
Our Rough Guide says "The only reason to stop [in Kawakawa] is to visit its celebrated toilets on the main road...These works of art were created in 1997 by the reclusive Austrian emigre Friedrich Hundertwasser. Painter, architect, ecologist and philosopher, Hundertwasser made Kawakawa his home from 1975 until his death in 2000." The pamphlet I read said Hundertwasser had offered to design things like flags and stamps for the city but then they commissioned him to design these bathrooms. It was his last work of art. So there you go.
Here are some other pictures from our drive to Kaitaia:
We think these are Dr. Seuss trees:
We went to Shipwreck Bay. There is really a ship just sticking out of the sand.