The left wing of the day of judgement

“There she blows! – there she blows! A hump like a snow-hill! It is Moby Dick!”

That was the first quote I thought of from Melville’s Moby Dick to illustrate the toilet of The Cheynes IV whaling ship on display at Whale World Albany, but I came upon a better, though less well known one.

“It smells like the left wing of the day of judgment!”
(Herman Melville, Moby Dick)

Quite surprising to see the toilet (or head) on display. I assumed it would not be in use, but why then the rubbish bin in the corner? I have been looking for another in this category. The toilet at the Swan Inn and the cactus planter were looking a little lonely.

About The Lazy Aussie

Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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8 Responses to The left wing of the day of judgement

  1. poor lisa says:

    If I’m not mistaken there’s a kind of David Cronenberg effect happening on those tiles, tantalisingly just out of sight behind the bog.

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  2. Mez says:

    I’m also concerned about the urine stain which appears to be coming from the ceiling

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  3. David Cohen says:

    “Cry ‘Havoc’, and let slip the dogs of war, that this foul deed shall smell above the earth with carrion men, groaning for burial”…W.Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

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  4. cimbali says:

    #1 Linoleum methinks P. Lisa.
    #3 They have certainly let something slip – and it may well have been the dogs

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  5. CK says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Troyboy had sniffed that seat.

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  6. Bedfords Crackpot Fraternity! says:

    …yep this sets up a Toilet Triptych from the look of it! You can close your eyes and taste that salty rusting air and a hint of decaying whale. I notice theres no copy of the Sunday Times on the floor to wipe your arse with!!

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  7. anna says:

    this reminds me of that scene in trainspotting- “the worst toilet in scotland”.

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  8. Kingbilt says:

    #2 If I recall correctly, the gents is on the floor above.

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