Wednesday, January 30, 2013


In Italy the designated public urinals in the form of sentry box or kiosk is commonly called Vespasiano. The term comes from Titus Flavius ​​Vespasian, the Roman emperor, who, according to the testimony of Suetonius, probably in reference to a tax he placed on urine collection (useful due to its ammoniac content).
Or according to some friends, because he was the one who ordered to build these public urinals, in order to stop people from pissing all over the streets in roman time.

In these photo, is the 'modern' public urinals which only a few still can be found along the streets...