Saturday, September 12, 2020



Today's theme is bathtubs.  We start with a young man standing in the bath.
The plumbing looks European, and the light makes the shot.


  1. I would put money on that photograph being British. I've tried to magnify the lettering on the bidet's taps (faucets) but it remains too blurred to see.

    British bidets - a rarety - were usually of that shape, French and European bidets being wider at the back and narrower at the front. The British used also to label their taps "hot" and "cold" - usually hot on the left, cold on the right - because when domestic boilers (furnaces) were first introduced in the late 19th century there was no common standard. The handles of the taps would have blue lettering fired into the round porcelain inserts.

    What, however, clinches it, is the stained glass in the windows, a typical late 19th century decoration, these in the style of the Lily of the Valley bell-like flower, a motif ubiquitous in art nouveau. That would have been quite a luxurious suburban bathroom for the first quarter of last century.

  2. My eye was caught by the bush.