Saturday, March 13, 2010

Necessity, the Mother of Invention

Families that live on the ground floor and whose front door opens straight on to the street do not have the luxury of a balcony to hang their laundry out to dry on. They are forced to hang their clothes, and in this case towels, out on the sidewalk on one of these drying racks. Personally, I'm glad I don't have to do this...it would bother me to think that anyone walking by could look at my stuff.

11 comments:

Gunn said...

Creative woman, this housewife! :-)
(I have never seen "this"on the pavement in Norway)
I like the light and "lines" too in this shot.

Sarah said...

That is just inviting a passing dog to pee on your clean clothes.

I have to be careful where I put my hangy thingie in the garden, or the zoo make a beeline for it.

Sarah, British, home educating mum to a mini Italian nationalist in deepest, darkest Lomellina.

Leif Hagen said...

Or worse yet, what if some of one's "stuff" disappeared or walked off!

Matt Decell said...

Where do you hang the "unmentionables"?

Chuck Pefley said...

I'd also be slightly concerned that anyone walking past could do their linen shopping from my drying rack as well.

B SQUARED said...

They wouldn't last a minute here.

valeria said...

the dryer changed my life....

VP said...

I like the comment about the dog and, as B Squared says, they wouldn't last a minute here!

Renee said...

Lovely photo--feel like I am there walking along the streets. :)

Louis la Vache said...

Yup - in most parts of the Bay Area, laundry left out like that would get legs and run swiftly away...

Saretta said...

So, unmentionables get hung out on the sidewalk in front of God and everybody, just like the towels!

I don't think anyone here would steal someone else's laundry. Molfettans are pretty fastidious and I think they would disdain someone else's used clothes! In any case, I suppose we're lucky not to have that kind of crime here.