Out to Dry

architecture blog, laundry in the streets

Photos: Rogier Mentink

In southern Europe, partly due to the fast drying, pleasant climate, it is often the habit to hang the laundry out to dry. In urban situations this is done above the street, because of lack of space elsewhere. The line on which the laundry is hung, spans between two pulleys from one window  to the neighbors across the street.  The effect does have something festive, the drying laundry reminiscent of flags or other party decorations. Continue reading