This majestic structure in Clifton, UK is a monument to a bygone era of British culture. Once upon a time, it was common for British cities to feature public urinals like this one. It's a simple structure of steel walls with ceramic urinals inside. A gentleman could step inside to relieve himself.
English Heritage, a government agency that preserves sites of historical importance, has added the urinal to its list of significant structures. BBC News quotes a spokesman for English Heritage:
He said the urinal was a "relatively rare surviving example of a once common type of building" and represented the "civic aspirations of the authorities in the Bristol suburbs in the late Victorian period".
"In times of austerity, facilities and structures such as this set of urinals are under increasing threat, and where there are found to be deserving of protection English Heritage will recommend to the Secretary of State that they be added to the National Heritage List for England," he said.
-via Dave Barry