Lam Sai-wing, chairman of Hang Fung Gold Technology in a golden washroom, Hong Kong
When it comes to bathrooms, most of us would be satisfied with the basics. But the owners of the facilities featured in this gallery have somewhat greater expectatations. Here, Lam Sai-wing, chairman of Hang Fung Gold Technology Group, poses in a golden washroom in an exhibition hall decorated with two tons of gold next to his jewellery shop in Hong Kong, Sept. 19, 2006.
The 'leaning loo,' Westonzoyland Pumping Museum, Somerset, England
Alan Davies, 58, from the Westonzoyland Pumping Museum in Somerset, checks out the leaning loo. The outhouse was origianally the station attendant's WC, but due to the soft ground and poor foundations, the whole building now leans to rest against the end of the next building, giving a whole new meaning to the term "listed building."
Bathroom at Janet's Royalty Rooms, Sydney, Australia
Royal flush: The bathroom at Janet's Royalty Rooms in Sydney. Janet Williams, 62, has spent tens of thousands of Australian dollars collecting over 20,000 souvenirs of the British royal family and turned her four-bedroom home into a museum.
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Rock crystal bathtub
Manufactured by Italian company Baldi, this tub for two was carved from an 11-ton block of Amazonian rock crystal.
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Master bathroom of the luxury yacht MITseaAH
Seaworthy salle de bain: The master bath aboard the 155-foot sailing yacht MITseaAH. The vessel can accomodate 10 guests in five lavish cabins.
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An Inax employee displays company's flagship toilet, 'Regio'
Pot of gold: An employee of Inax, a tiling and sanitary fixtures manufacturer displays the company's flagship gold-glazed toilet, ''Regio'' at the Inax showroom in Toyko, Feb. 8, 2011.
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'Hers' bathroom off the master bedroom of the Stone Mansion, Alpine, NJ
Ladies' room: The ''hers'' bathroom off the master bedroom of the Stone Mansion in Alpine, N.J., July 30, 2010. The 30,000-square-foot residence boasts a pool and cabana, 12 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms.
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Liberace in his $55,000 marble bathtub
Good, clean fun: Liberace spoofs a day in his own life during a television special, including a scene where he baths in his $55,000 marble bathtub, Jan. 28, 1978, in Los Angeles.
The Golden Toilet, Hong Kong
3-D Gold, a Hong Kong luxury brand is the home of the world's most expensive toilet and bathroom. The Golden Toilet, in Hong Kong, is the second most popular attraction in Hong Kong, following The Peak. Chinese mainlanders line up to have their picture taken sitting on the gilded throne, worth $60,000.
Bathroom of an upside down house, Terfens, Austria
Flush with care: A woman stands inside the bathroom of a house, which was built upside down by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozhanski, in the western Austrian village of Terfens, May 5, 2012.
Bathroom of a 1960 Llyushin 18 jet, Teuge Airport, The Netherlands
The bathroom aboard a Llyushin 18 luxury jet that was built in 1960 and served as a government plane for East German top dogs, including Erich Honecker. Today the aircraft sits at Teuge airport transformed in to a luxury hotel room with views across the airport. The facilities include a Jacuzzi, separate shower, infrared sauna, mini bar, three flat screen televisions, and more.
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Emperor's Suite bathroom, Empire Hotel, Brunei
The bath in the Emperor's Suite of the Empire Hotel in Brunei features gold-plated fixtures from bathroom taps to toilet cleaning brushes.
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Toilet themed restaurant 'Modern Toilet' in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China
Perhaps not the best place for a first date, the 'Modern Toilet' in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China offers diners a truly unforgettable experience. It features bathroom style fittings lining the walls and forming tables and chairs, and its signature dishes include 'toilet bowl hot pot.'
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Bathroom on board Donald Trump's private jet
Taking care of business: The bathroom on board Donald Trump's luxury private jet, circa 1995.
Portable toilet powered by a 750-pound jet engine
Going places: You might think the occupier of this toilet is suffering from serious GI symptoms, but banish that thought. In fact, this is a portable toilet powered by a 750-pound jet engine. The jet-powered port-a-potty can reach speeds of up to 70 mph and fires out 30-foot flames, leaving massive clouds of smoke in its wake. Paul Stender, 43, created the toilet with his team at Indy Boys Inc., based in Indianapolis.
Master bath in the yacht Leonardo II
Captain's seat: Master bath in the yacht Leonardo II, a 98-foot yacht built on the French Riviera in 2004.
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Bathroom in a life-size 'Barbie Dreamhouse,' Berlin
The bathroom of a life-size "Barbie Dreamhouse" during a media tour in Berlin, May 15, 2013. The 15,070 square-foot house, offered visitors the chance to try on Barbie's clothes in her walk-in closet, tour her living room kitchen and subtly pink powder room.
Golden toilet, Murinsel in Graz, Austria
The cafe inside the Murinsel ('Island in the Mur') in Graz, Austria, offers visitors to its restrooms a golden opportunity. The Murinsel is an artificial island designed by New York artist Vito Acconci.
Public restroom, Beijing
Chinese toilet attendants sit at the entrance to Beijing public restroom, resembling a insect, Sept. 24, 2001. A "toilet revolution" swept the Chinese capital in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games.
World's fastest fully functioning toilet, Lincolnshire, England
British plumber Colin Furze, 33, claims to have built the world's fastest fully-functioning toilet. With a 140cc motorbike engine hidden under the seat and four gears, it's been clocked at 55 mph. Shown here in Lincolnshire, England, Furze admits: "It is quite scary to drive as the water in the toilet makes it very top heavy and I get wet when I go over any bumps. It's also pretty tricky to steer."
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Outdoor toilet in Antartica
Loo with a view: Toilet view in Antartica from the book by toilet expert Luke Barclay, who traveled the globe to find restrooms in the most stunning surroundings for his book "Good Loo Hunting."