Wednesday, 26 February 2014

[Meet Berlin] Toilet time!

Two weeks ago I took some time off and visited one of the hippest cities in Europe at the moment: B E R - L I - I I I N (imagine a dramatic voice singingly introducing the name). Although I was there for just 4 short days that went by way too quickly, I'd seen and visited quite a lot of places and - very importantly - was greeted by streams of sunlight that we lack so much in Ljubljana during the winter time.

I am planning to dedicate a couple of blogposts (well, at least two - for that I am sure) to this youthful, energetic city and I wanted to start it off with a thing that I'm certain we all regard as high priority when deciding whether or not we like a certain cafe/bar/restaurant. You know what I'm talking about: it's the TOILETS!

All sarcasm aside, I was quite impressed with the fact that many cafes and/or restaurants in Berlin didn't forget about the always too small and unattractive part of most bars that I've ever been to (and I've been to many). On the contrary, they actually managed to make the toilets hip and nice to look at and kind of burst a desire in me to hang out in them. Which I didn't do... but I honestly considered it.

So let's have a look shall we?

Firstly, I'm giving you the Toilet/Chill-Out Place/Work Area of Cafe San Remo:

Toilet Area #1
I love the colors they put together, the contrast of red and orange to green and blue. And the writings on the wall are just a nice finishing touch to it all, like a statement necklace is to an outfit.

The second one that I liked is a much more simple and neutral one, but it still caught my eye because of all the flowers. I absolutely love seeing flowers in a bathroom, I think they can really bring a dull white place to another level. In this case they also decided to spice it up with the 50(3 to be exact)-shades-of-green-tiled walls. You can find this toilet in Berlin's Dada Falafel.

Toilet Area #2

Last, and probably my favourite, is this vintage looking simple, but spacious toilet with an old-school television in it in the Kauf dich Gl├╝cklich Cafe. Could it get any better than that? Yes it could. I love that they put the black and white checkered tiles on the floor and a little bit of greens in a vase on top of the telly.

Toilet Area #3.1

And these lights...

Toilet Area #3.2
Here's to toilets!

Do tell me, which of these is your favourite?


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