Laundry Days

Did you ever notice the colorful laundry hanging out the windows to dry around Italy, particularly if you happen to wander around some small town (fig. 1) in the countryside? The usually small apartments, by American standards, where most Italian families live, have little space to spare and dryers are not commonplace. Furthermore, most "old fashioned" Italian housewives still prefer to dry their laundry all'aria fresca (fig. 2). This is a

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