As most people probably know, the demolition of the ‘Splash Palace’ toilet block on Parliament Street is underway. To mark this not-very-interesting event, I have a dull photo from when we passed it on our Christmas Day walk to the windmill. Someone with a sense of humour decorated it with a string of festive lights (visible on the enlarged view). Perhaps in honour of its (not very) long service and in recognition of its imminent demolition.
I don’t go looking for videos about toilets, but happened to find that this one has been immortalised, via YouTube. This video, filmed a few years back, has clearly had a lot of views, so perhaps you’ve all seen it already. If not, it’s a glimpse inside the gents part of the toilets, and very funny. “There’s actually poo on the wall”. “And the sad thing is that it’s got potential.”
It was apparently the most popular of the series … and if you’re really interested, there’s another YouTube video of the creators discussing the filming of their memorable visit:
Commentary – York Episode – Worlds Most Shocking Toilets