Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Day the Rain Stopped

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I shot this a few days ago just around the corner from my home. This flat is in an older building that has certainly seen better days, but it stood out for being the only one given over completely to laundry, right down to the bars on the windows. Everyone else in the neighborhood seemed able to make do with their normal laundry lines. If they had dozens of socks drying somewhere they weren't hanging in their window like so many potted plants.
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My more charitable half is reminding me that the reason I was out shooting that day was because it was the first sunny day we'd had after days of heavy rains, so perhaps they really did need to do that much laundry that quickly, but my other less charitable half thinks...
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Probably just as well not to tell you what my less charitable half thinks.
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35 comments:

Carver said...

It makes an interesting shot so I guess that's the upside to clothes drying in the window.

Aileni said...

Certainly a bit different. People waiting on their socks.

Catherine said...

Maybe, a large family ! But they have no more place for one more family member : ) At least, B&W shows that every one in that family will get clean laundry.

Very funny picture, Robin. I love when it shows odd day-to-day things.

vincibene said...

Funny picture!
First if I enlarged it, I realize the socks. ;-)

Mojo said...

I have to say, that's something you don't see every day. This could just as easily have gone on Odd Shots!

But "different" is cool. And of course, now I'm ever so curious to know what your less charitable half thought.

Petrus said...

Why do some socks go missing in the wash ? There is always one that escapes .. I have a cupboard full of odd socks.

Daryl said...

I really like this ... it tells a story: Its a man's apartment

Dina ... UK said...

Well! at least they wash there socks...LOL
Come on, do tell what you were thinking....:-)

I know? (thats a good idea i will do that when i get home)....

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Makes for a great photo! Glad you stopped to take the shot...even if half of you probably didn't want to. LOL ;-)

Liz said...

That's certainly unusual! i guess they were desperate for clean socks: I know that feeling!

Neas Nuttiness said...

At least we know that some of the socks match. I've only got two kids left at home, and I still have a bag of "lone" socks. Where do they go? One of life's true mysteries!!!

keith said...

What a fun shot! So it's not just me with lots of odd socks! Perhaps we should set up a Single Sock Exchange in order to solve the problem.

Babooshka said...

Around the world even washing can reveal something different.

Missy said...

wether the shot tells a story, or urges you to come up with your own...I love to ponder. Good job!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Taking advantage of the sun is not a bad idea and it also made for an interesting photo!

bermudabluez said...

That's a picture I have never seen before! What a great shot!! Especially telling in Black and White...

poppy fields said...

I love that shot. My husband would actually prefer that I dry his socks like that, he accuses our dryer of shrinking them all. But the day I have time to individually hang out all his socks will be the day I stop blogging ... :)

Carolina said...

Haha, a very different take on curtains. Great shot!

Marguerite said...

Makes an interesting and unique photo. Now I must run along...need to do laundry! hehe

Bim said...

Great photo - your neighbours are energy efficient and they've inspired you to give us some Monday joy...that must be a good thing. Do they know their socks are being discussed all over the world? :-)

Carmi said...

I didn't think you HAD a less charitable side, Robin :-)

This photo reinforces how effective photography can be at making even the everyday seem incredibly powerful. There's a story in this forgotten corner of the planet. You've found it.

Dawn on MDI said...

Awww, but I like your less charitable half! Neat picture!

RivkA with a capital A said...

I love this shot... so typically Israeli.

(dare I admit that I also have something hanging out my window?)

allhorsestuff said...

Wowee, the sock wall! Saves energy!
KK

Dirk said...

Really like this shot,great also in b&w.

John said...

This was a fun image. Great dry stand.

Dina said...

Az mah? :)
Just hope the socks don't blow away. I don't even have a dryer.

maryt/theteach said...

But then you wouldn't have had this marvelous photo to post! :)

Janet said...

but if the socks weren't there, you wouldn't have been able to get such an interesting photo!

Dragonstar said...

Those socks look very clean! That's a strange scene.

Jientje said...

Too funny!! You have a great eye spotting stuff like that!

This Eclectic Life said...

Totally hilarious! You need to have a picture naming contest..."Somethings Afoot?" "Sock It To Me?" Great picture...and I like being able to enlarge it!

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

LOL - at least it made for a great photo!

Julie said...

it does make a very interesting shot. I like it.

Joe Narvaez said...

I really like the pattern created by the socks. Very nice mono!