Have You Seen the Most Enchanting Bathroom in All of New England?
When I think of the Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, only one thing comes to mind: the bathroom.
No, I am not referring to the policy to remain in your seats until the conclusion of the entire act. I am literally talking about the restrooms there.
Coming in second place in a national contest for "America's Best Restroom" back in 2015, according to bestrestroom.com, there is a very good reason the bathroom is getting the hype I am giving.
These bathrooms have been on my mind since I first stepped foot into the enchanting village. Yes, this all sounds ridiculous, but until you see it, you cannot pass judgment on the clout I'm giving these facilities.
I mean...it's a little overwhelming. Saying the word "enchanted" or "magical" hardly does it justice.
Truth is, you need to visit these bathrooms to get the full effect. With the help of my colleague, I was able to capture what the facilities look like, but feeling the texture of the brick or actually walking along the floor light path will change your view of the entire village.
This is what it looks like entering the restroom. It is really easy to walk four or five steps in without realizing you are in some kind of medieval time warp. After all, you are just going to the bathroom.
Once you put your head up, especially after a drink or two, you are immediately questioning, "Is this the bathroom?" and "Is this REALLY the bathroom?"
Yes. Yes, it is.
The stalls feel a bit like a private dungeon. In a good way. Privacy is nice. People are too focused on the fairytale around them to care about your business anyway.
As you head toward the final stage of any bathroom experience, washing your hands, you realize how smart and well-designed the facility is.
A shared sink maximizes space and allows the conversation to happen naturally. Most start like this: "I cannot believe these bathrooms..."
Apparently, the ladies' room has a large velvet couch on the inside of theirs...not sure why. Long lines? Secret chat spot?
If you have been there, you get it. These bathrooms are something else. Give them a visit and let me know your thoughts.