Saturday, December 14, 2013

Shadow Shot 201 - Naples


One of the images always associated with Naples is washing lines strung across narrow streets, and in the old town there are no shortage of such shots - you can also find no end of examples of residents holding conversations balcony to balcony - either across the street or to the floors above or below. Buckets lowered to the street on ropes to avoid going up and down all those stairs are also a feature of street life here.....


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13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, and clean clothes Sunday!! What fun shadow shots for the day, Catherine!! Have a great weekend!!

Ruth Kelly said...

You never see clothes hanging like that in my part of the country.

'Tsuki said...

So typical of Naples ! Nice pic !

Ralph said...

A clothesline seems such a foreign thing in many a suburb, electric dryers the norm. But in Naples, the cotheslines may be the practical way to dry laundry - however, they add artistic shadows tat fall over the alleyway. Thus, the mundane can be quite artistic too. The old city itself has a look of artistic antiquity!

robin. said...

i agree with Ralph...it is artist.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The washing is like an ever-changing street decoration. Colourful and interesting views.

Oman said...

interesting shot of the laundry. I love it :)

namaki said...

This is SO Italian !!!!! love it !

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Oh, thank you for posting images of laundry drying on the lines. I know it's strange to like this in our culture, but it is such a humble image. And I know our cities here wouldn't allow it and even if they did, I'm sure people would be hesitant to display such intimacy to the public.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Stupendous laundry shots! I've always wanted to do a book titled "The Laundry of Mexico." Do you think it would sell?

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EG CameraGirl said...

You always find such great shadows, Catherine!

Lynne with an e said...

Looks like my kind of town. In fact, my grandmother's people are rumoured to have originated from Naples. Must visit!

Peter Olson said...

I was very pleased with my (first) visit to to Naples this summer! ... and I came also back with tens of photos of clotheslines! :-)