Monday, August 21, 2006

more public/private blur

I've noted before that the often seen opportunistic napping in China illustrates the blur between private and public space here. Wash day also illustrates how public spaces host domestic life. Drying washing is a common sight, often found on improvised pavement washing lines:

but really any supporting structure will do, such as trees,

or even a pedestrian crossing push-button:

Another illustration of what you can't do in the house, you do where you can. But also illustrates a certain trust, it would be quite easy to help yourself to a free pair of socks/jeans/curtains etc but people feel safe enough that no one will.

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