Where They Live

Because I was involved in a ridiculous amount of work in the last week, I have not had a chance to take a picture or even write a word except for lesson plans and comments on my students’ work. I am itching to “get out there” and see what my Nikon can find.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these shots of homes that I took last summer in Shanghai. I was surprised that everywhere I traveled in China, I saw laundry hanging from balconies, doorways, and window ledges. Here in the US, we keep our laundry behind closed doors or hanging on lines in the back yard, away from the eyes of strangers. Different cultures.

Click on any image for a closer look. 

13 thoughts on “Where They Live

  1. Thank you as well. I love visiting different places through the eyes of my blogger friends. Your photos show the life of a people rather than the tourist spots.


    • I had not thought of it until now. I did take photos of the tourist spots, but those are not the ones I look at over & over. My favorites are shots like these and shots of people. I had not realized that I was trying to capture a sense of their lives.

  2. I also enjoyed this chance to observe a slice from another culture, and especially enjoyed the shots taken from street level, as you were walking in the area and exploring the world around you.

  3. In a sense these are photos of home – at least where I am calling home now. Sometimes I will dry my laundry on the balcony outside, but I don’t “hang” clothes from all surfaces, tree branches, park railings. And I don’t air my bedding on lawn chairs either. 🙂

    When I lived in Spain the laundry hung down the middle of the apartment blocks – it was the first time that my laundry was “dried in public.”

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