On Saturday, 23rd August, 2014 I alighted from a bus at the top of #BlackboyHill, and spread before me was #DurdhamDown.
|Durdham Down, Bristol|
Behind me was a triangle of land surrounded by roads and the inevitable flow of traffic. Looking across I could see the renovation and conversion of an old school into residences.
|School undergoing conversion|
|Moss covered roof in the lee of a tree, |
with a cast-iron cornice
|Restored in 1999, and apparently ignored |
on the 100th Anniversary of #WW1
|Plaqueless cast-iron building|
|Constructed to meet requirements of invalids|
|Six urinals with a further six on opposite side.|
|Twelve stand-up male urinals, no sign of female!|
|Air-conditioning and ventilation|
"Oh dear!" I hear the more hygiene conscious readers exclaim, at the lack of hand-washing facilities!
Google maps kindly provide a street view of the washing facilities, if that is what the following images are!
|Are these the rather extravagant |
grooming facilities to
complement cast-iron urinals?
|Or are these facilities pre-existing |
|Surely steps would impede |
Before I lay myself open to criticism for too many assumptions I will re-visit and hopefully clarify the situation, so within seven days I will have the answers.
Of course if there are any knowledgeable folks reading please do not hesitate to fill in the gaps in my knowledge!