A New Head
Last night’s fortune: (opened today)
Oh, don’t worry, Netherworld, I won’t lose it. But be advised – I also find beauty in the most loveliest of things as well… 🙂
Ironically enough, it was only recently in my forty-two years of living that I was educated on the fact that the word ‘head’ was coined by sailors when referring to a bathroom on a ship. Back in the days of the Sailing Ships, the Navy (and all vessels) placed their bathrooms at the front (the bow, or Head) of the ship. (The “Head” is also a reference to the ornate decorations of Mermaids found on the bow of many vessels).
Anyway, you might think it funny to place a bathroom at the front of the ship. Each time the ship moves, the smell should flow back over the rest of the ship, right? No, because this was in the days of sail. In order for a ship to move, the wind had to come from behind, catch the sails and move the ship. The wind would always move faster than the ship, thus carrying any odors arising from the ‘Head’ away from the vessel. So now that this little image is fresh in your ‘head’…
For many years, I have had a bathroom fetish. I simply love looking at beautiful bathrooms. One could really spend a ton of money on the design and construction of one so gorgeous, and many do. It would be a dream to design one of my very own someday, although you’d probably have to pry me from it on a daily basis. Being as how I live in a leased condo, it shall remain a dream for now. Thought I’d share a few to fourteen very favorite pictures that I ran across.
Back to the beauty.
This is beautiful, wonderful, yay,you! I have a rather large bathroom and really need to do something with it. I mean, do more with it. Thanks for the inspiration!
July 25, 2010 at 11:55 am
Thanks Izzie… I can look at pictures like this and just get lost in them. One day…. 🙂
July 25, 2010 at 12:24 pm
Those are definitely gorgeous bathrooms! Wow!
July 25, 2010 at 4:23 pm
I thought so too, Carol – I could almost live in a couple of ’em.
July 25, 2010 at 7:08 pm
My mother would positively adore you! She shares your same bathroom-fetish, esp in case of marble tops and tiles.
Though I have to admit, the pictures are tempting me to turn over to the dark side. 😀
July 26, 2010 at 4:58 am
I know, I would work day and night to have a bathroom half as nice as any of these! 🙂
July 27, 2010 at 8:31 am