Sun day, laundry day

11 Nov

After 10 days of completely overcast weather and sporadic showers, the sun has finally graced us with its presence. And suddenly the streets and balconies have been literally invaded by drying laundry. Laundry is everywhere, on the pavements, on window sills, in alleyways, on balconies whatever their heights.

I was already surprised when I arrived to Shanghai that window sills were so well equipped with laundry wires. Those are different than the ones I’m used to see in Mediterranean cities. Shanghainese laundry wires run perpendicular to the windows, not parallel, and over hang off the building’s façade by at least 1.5 meter. So obviously most people dry their cloths outside, in spite of the severe pollution.

But today, it looked as if people have been stacking up dirty clothes until the sun was willing to come out. And just as it made an appearance, they’ve simply installed their drying racks on the pavement or just made use of sign posts and light posts on the street, letting the wind gently cradle their blankets, sheets, t-shirts and pants…

2 Responses to “Sun day, laundry day”

  1. krftwrk 14 December 2011 at 21:06 #

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