Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ground Floor

Many homes in Molfetta open directly onto the sidewalk, or even the street. These homes are usually a series of rooms that lead one into the other. To get from the front room to the back room you have to walk through the middle room. The first room you enter into is usually the kitchen.

Privacy is not guaranteed when you live in one of these homes, so the lace curtains serve as the first line of defence. Then the green metal blind over the door is lowered from the inside at night or from the outside if you are going out during the day.

5 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I have seen some of these homes in the older part of Livorno, but now they are coming back everywhere because many closed shops are converted in more profitable housings.

B Squared said...

People here do everything they can no to see or socialize with their neighbor or the public.

Leif Hagen said...

Cute photo and interesting explanation. It would be fun to see a "kitchen shot."

Julie said...

I once had an apartment near Bondi Beach that had two of those metal protective blinds. I did not like it at all ...

Tinsie said...

How interesting! I've never seen anything like this. Do you have any pictures of the inside of these houses?