Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Urban Clotheslines

Urban clotheslines, via Eugenio Sansoni, LivornoClotheslines outside the windows are making a comeback. This unsightly practice goes against a specific local ordinance, but it is widely tolerated.

See also: Via San Luigi

21 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Great photo VP. It might not look so pretty but it does make for a great image.

Theanne said...

wish I could have a clothesline on my patio...love the photo! might be breaking the rules but it saves electricity and it's nice to be able to hang clothes outside to dry

Robert Geiss said...

There's rarely anything else as honest as clothes hanging outside to dry.

Maybe even a sign of spring getting close. Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

I always love a good clothesline.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sometimes it's a question of space I should think VP, where else to hand it oui! This line of washing looks great against the rustic old walls of the building.

Jack said...

It does make for a good photograph.

Randy said...

Excellent shot! I love all of the colors even on the building.

Halcyon said...

I just hang mine on a drying rack inside. But I do think they add some kind of charm outside the windows. :)

Dina said...

I quite like stiff line-dried clothes. No ironing needed. I don't even have a dryer.
I think your picture is nice.

cieldequimper said...

Ah non, clotheslines belong to Italy. Cliché ou non... Good weather I suppose? Still monsoon here.

Karl said...

Some color does not harm...
Good photograph VP!

Elettra said...

Da me al Sud stendere i panni dove si può è una pratica molto diffusa, comunque non condanno molto l'antiesteticità di questa vecchia usanza!!

Andy said...

Excellent photo. I find it very pleasing to the eyes.

brattcat said...

beauty is in the eye of the beholder. i love this shot, and clotheslines outside windows.

Traveling Hawk said...

It's an image I have seen many times in Italy but I can't say you will not see this in some parts of my country too:)

joo said...

It's such a nice image - love the shutters and the clothes that add colour to the place.

Erik Vincenti Zakhia said...

Hey! I found out about your blog on google earth; me and my family are currently living in Beirut, Lebanon, but we are originary from Livorno.
My mother is a painter (give a look to her canvas here http://paolavincenti.blogspot.com/ )

She wishes to paint a specific view of Livorno. Since we will not be able to go there before summer, could you please help us with that ? (There is a precise view that she wishes to have in picture)

If you're willing to help contact me on evz.aub@gmail.com

Kaori said...

Well, on the one hand, it does reduce energy use. But then again it really depends where they hang it. This actually looks like part of the decor :D

JM said...

Love this shot! The walls are beautiful and the contrasting colours of the clothes couldn't be better.

Gunn said...

Love it!:)

Steffe said...

I like this one. A few years ago a Swedish photographer traveled around the world taking clotheslines photos for an exhibition. It was very good and a bit different.