Monday, August 13, 2012

La lessive



Is Monday "laundry day"?


Seen aux deuxième étage in a narrow street near Canal St. Martin,
this haphazard display of laundry was probably not arranged by the woman of the house.

I do love the rooftop chimneys of Paris.



75010, Paris
Métro Jacques Bonsergent


23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a great capture for the day, Genie! I know I say that every day, but it's true! You always find beautiful, intriguing, different shots of Paris and I enjoy and look forward to them -- every day! Hope you had a good weekend and that you have a wonderful week ahead, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Virginia said...

I love this and we might need to talk about a print for my wall! :)
V

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

How very European!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
It could be straight from the 1950s, or even earlier. Wonderful.

Malyss said...

Some problems with wind?..:o)
An out of time picture!

Joe said...

I love the way this photograph contrasts with your previous one.

Vreni said...

Makes me think of Italy (except for the French windows).

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The chimneys all seem to come from different periods,an interesting assortment.Beautiful image!

Enjoy your week,
Ruby

brattcat said...

one of my favorite kind of shots. love the white radiance of the sheet filled with sunlight.

s.c said...

Nice shot. When you see al those chimneys you are wondering if there is any space possible behind that window with the flowers in front.

M said...

I like it more because everything isn't hung up neatly! B&W is perfect!

Janey and Co. said...

One of our daughters was backpacking across Europe. Her Italian landlady saw their clothes hanging out..took them down and re-washed them. She didn't want dingy clothes on her line!

Kristie Franklin said...

Who's job do you think it was to hang the clothes on the line? Hummm...:) Reminds me of helping my mom hang clothes outside when I was a child. She stretched the clothes out on the line and taught me to make sure the clothes pins were holding the ends of the clothes very tightly. :)

Rob Mandy said...

Some things are universal.

Alexa said...

Why do I find this so charming? Maybe because you don't see this very often where I live! And I think you're right—this looks like the work of a non-expert. :~}

TheChieftess said...

How is it that laundry hanging out to dry in Europe is so much more charming than the very same in the States???

orvokki said...

In my country we do not dry the clothes like this. That is why this seems so strange and romantic, as in the old movies.

I love this image.

Mary said...

LOL! Nope, definitely not a woman's laundry-dry line. It looks like something my husband would do.. (if we had a clothes line.) :) I got a good Monday morning chuckle from this photo, Genie! Thank you. :D

Gringo said...

Haha.....you're probably right Genie....that's how I would throw them out....hoping they would land safely.....nice pix!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

You've created a historical image...timeless...

Starman said...

I agree, it doesn't look like the work of a woman.

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

A peek inside real life in Paris. Thanks!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I feel a man's touch to this line of washing..but on saying that I have seen my washing line when I've been in a rush to get out haha! I so agree about the rooftops in Paris,what is it about them that always looks charming?