Sunday, February 19, 2017

It's Laundry Day


When I was a child I used to help my mother hang the clothes out to dry.  She had two lines strung up in our back yard and we would pin the clothes to the line with those old fashioned wooden clothespins.  We don't often see clothes hung out to dry any longer in the cities of the U.S.  When I traveled to Italy, I was reminded of those days almost everywhere I went.  I saw the above clothes line from my hotel window in Florence.


In Siena, I saw laundry hanging against those gorgeous "siena" walls.


In San Gimignano I spotted this lone T-shirt on a short line outside a home.

































In Venice sometimes clothes were hung out across the canal...


...other times they were hung against a house.


In Burano I found some bright laundry against those brightly painted houses.


Everyone in Burano seemed to have lines outside their second floor windows.

There is just something charming about seeing lines of clothes out to dry!

6 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love these colourful images Sharon, whenever I see European buildings painted this way I get the urge to paint my house pink.. or yellow 😊 I'm not so sure how the rest of the street would feel about that so it's a good thing the effort of doing it is all too much ☺ In Australia washing hung out in the sun is the normal way to dry clothes but hung up in the back garden!

Judy said...

That is a fun set of pictures!

Thérèse said...

How fun: the theme, the colors...
They would make wonderful watercolors paintings too.

William Kendall said...

The colours of those houses are very cheerful!

Catalyst said...

When I lived in Mexico I loved the colorful painted houses there.

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