Photographer's Note

Toilets in the Tibetan area of China are of a special kind: you basically squat on some opening in the ground, and under you, you can see (and smell!) the result of what your predecessors have left behind. It is also a social event to go to the toilet: there are no separate rooms and you can easily be doing your thing together with others - who will often be happily chatting. In some cases, the pile under the toilet is so high, that it actually sticks out on the toilet level itself. Not so here: this is the toilet of the Potala palace in Lhasa - whatever comes out of you falls down a long way. Here, you are looking straight down to the pile of excrement far below. No smell!

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Additional Photos by Boris Kester (bkester) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 14 N: 95] (762)
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