October 05, 2010

Laundry day













Even laundry seems enchanting in Italy. How can it be? Although you see these clotheslines everywhere in Italy, in Burano the experience is that much more intense because every inhalation is heavy with the intoxicatingly sweet smell of fresh laundry.

17 comments:

Gilding Lilies said...

I love to see clothes hanging on a line and these are extra lovely!

i'm an island girl said...

only in italy! :D

p.s. such beautiful images :)

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

Absolutely agree with you!!!
I was crazy about taking shots of laundry when I was in Italy!!!
Lovely, lovely images!

Sarah Knight said...

Beautiful photos. There's always visual poetry and sentiment in the most mundane of tasks :D

risamay said...

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Lovely!

Laundry days in Italy are definitely something to savor, and celebrate.

A few of my own laundry days in Italy (one of which is actually titled "Laundry Day" and features a colorful clothesline of stuffed animals), and one in Korcula (Croatia) -

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=laundry&w=63334811%40N00

is beautiful said...

i wish my laundry day could be that beautiful.

Theresa said...

Wonderful!!
Love this blog
I'll be back

Fábio C. Martins said...

Beautiful images. I've never been in Italy, but seams a good place to visit... Maybe one day, I can inhale the sweet smell of fresh laundry.

Anonymous said...

Breath taking. Absolutely love your beautiful photography!

SimoneV said...

These are very bright pictures, and something so different that can capture a culture in a very specific way - laundry!! Of course!!

Are you in Italy?

http://simonevanon.blogspot.com/

Mariella said...

These pictures are gorgeous! It is always easy to find pretty "laundry spots" in Italy, but it's not always easy to capture them in this pretty unique way.

Irene said...

Thank you everyone!
Marisa: Your laundry shots are fabulous!
Simone: I was in Italy in May. It's a wonderful time to be there.

Kristi said...

Ooooo...laundry is enchanting in Italy. I'm jealous. I was just thinking to myself how much I dislike doing so much laundry (i have 3 little ones). I'd rather smell the clean laundry and take pictures of it all hung on the line.

Theresa said...

lovely

The World Is My Studio said...

My laundry day never looks like this... maybe I need to move to Italy?

Laundry day looks cool in Lancaster Pa. too... then again not mine. ;)

Anne said...

Lovely post!

Michelle Stone said...

I am in LOVE with this set..oh my goodness!!! LOVE!!!!!!