Thursday, 29 May 2014

Laundry rules


Somehow, even lines of washing take on a certain charm hanging in medieval streets of pretty, weathered houses. In Titus Salt's day in my home village of Saltaire, no-one was allowed to hang out washing at all. If you did you could be evicted from your house. I think there is a similar ruling in Croatia that forbids anyone to hang out lines of multi-coloured washing. I never saw any! They were all most tastefully colour-coded.

Talking of laundry, I can't hang any out at the moment either.... no washing line, as the house is surrounded by scaffolding. The good news is that my 114 year old house has a cosy new roof. It still has the old slates but now sports a waterproof, breathable membrane. Hopefully leaks will become a thing of the past. Hooray!

7 comments:

  1. Here we have such washing lines almost everywhere !:o)
    I'm glad for your roof !

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  2. Hope you don't have to take in washing to pay for the roof. Ouch! That's an expensive business.

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  3. Lovely picture. I have pictures of washing hanging out in the street of Halifax back in the 60s and 70s, but they are in black and white and washing hanging out never looks the same in monochrome.

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  4. It is a pretty scene! Congrats on the new roof.

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  5. Nothing worse than a leaky roof!

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  6. This is such a beautiful shot.

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  7. A wonderful shot! Such tasteful laundry.

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