Monday Washing

Andrew of ‘Have Bag, Will Travel’ is running a weekly challenge all about photographs of washing lines. I knew I had a couple of rather lovely washing lines, but a look through my archives resulted in a few more. This one is from Venice. And probably my favourite.

Just an ordinary courtyard in Venice, with a couple of youngsters on their way home from school


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

32 thoughts on “Monday Washing”

  1. I remember the washing lines hung across courtyards of Victorian flats in London when I was a child. I wonder if that still happens now?
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  2. I can see why that would be a favourite. It’s quite striking. If I can ever get around to sorting out my slides I shall have to find one I took in Cuba. From a distance we thought it was bunting flying in a school playground but when we got closer it was dozens of pairs of little knickers. They washed the toddlers’ underwear before sending them home to parents who’d been working all day in the fields and factories.

    1. In Lisbon in 2017 we had an apartment with a hand cranked washing line just like this. I washed things that didn’t really need washing just to be able to use it

  3. Goodness, there’s nothing wrong with Andrew’s eyes, is there? I can’t read that! 🙂 🙂 So much washing going on and yellow stuff- I hardly know where to look! Nice one- more to come?

  4. That is a good one, Jude. I have laundry outside right now, but on a drying rack. It’s so much nicer than using the dryer, although the dryer is handy to have when you need it. 🙂


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