晾衣架 laundry racks

2014.1.2 | tai ping shan street 太平山街

我喜歡人家窗戶,有晾衣架組合起來,更添人氣和畫面就更愛。

小時候以為晾衣架是必然。成長時開始聽到有個說法,將衣服晾在窗戶外有礙觀瞻;才領略到文化不同的展示。平日覺得西方文化親近,但說到晾衣架,我是死硬的支持者:衣服需要晾曬透過氣享受過陽光才是健康的;住宅是人的家,衣服晾在窗外,絕不為過。

新式的住宅都將晾衣架淘汰了,覺得有點不人道。

再者晾衣架提供一個額外空間,看過很多創意舉動。有些人家把地拖、臉盆掛著;老派的人喜歡放上蔬菜、魚乾晾曬,或者放花盆。這人家,將綠意添上妙韻,幾個花盆竟拼畫出如五線譜的畫意,為自己為窗外空間添上生意詩意。

i could not have imagined a home without laundry lines or racks outside the windows when i was a kid. then i started seeing photos taken by foreign visitors, clothes hanging at public housing estate seem to be a popular subject. but, i only realized “clothes hanging” is such our culture when i was much much older.

some say it is not proper or decent to hang clothes outside one’s home. i am however a die-hard supporter of laundry outside windows. i can’t tolerate laundry hanged dried indoor and i don’t buy dryer. i know i am stubborn but laundry needs to breathe and the best some sun-bathing to keep healthy.

modern buildings don’t like outside window laundry device any more. as a result, when i do my usual “peeking” people homes’ windows i particularly pay attention to their laundry racks.

every laundry window speaks the human and home story of its owner, and sometimes like this one, is like humming a song of green and beauty.

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