31. WC at the opera

Okay, I took some liberties with the title in an attempt to make it more sensational. It being Friday, my self-appointed language-themed day, I give you "WC", pronounced vay-say. Indeed, it is a "water closet", i.e. loo, but how or why it is so widespread in German, I don't know.

The area in front of the Zurich opera house, the Sechseläutenplatz, has been under construction since I moved to Switzerland, and only now is the final form becoming apparent. This striking pavilion is one of two located on the plaza, and serves as conduits to the underground parking lot. Which is just as good-looking as you would imagine from this structure.

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