[First filed: January 10, 2009 @ 17:52]
I recall in the dim past the great excitement surrounding Canberra getting an array of the Exceloo
When they first arrived thay had:
- – Automatic doors
– Electronic Basin Unit
– No Touch Flushing
– Electronic Toilet Tissue Dispenser
– Movement Sensor
– Automated Systems
– Wash Cycle
– Electromagnetic Locking
– Music and Voice Messages
– Moulded fibreglass ceilings
– Flooring grade ceramic tiles on walls
– Graffiti resistant walls
– Non-slip, moisture resistant flooring.
– Aluminium or stainless steel doors.
They were really nifty – rather like going to the toilet on the Starship Enterprise.
My kids grew and my finegrained knowledge of almost every public toilet in the ACT fell away.
Just yesterday, I wandered past the Exceloos at Kinston. It was like seeing the rotting hulk of a once fine sailing ship. All the automagic things are long gone, all the civilised refinements removed and clunky ‘make-do fixes’ have been installed.
(more photos below)