2014.1.2 | tai ping shan street 太平山街
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.