Friday, May 14, 2021

La théorie de la vitre brisée (Weekend/Street Reflections # 16)

Lyon, France

We've almost always rented apartments with washing machines while traveling in Europe, but once while staying in a hotel, we used a  laundromat. It seemed like a waste of valuable time. However, I like to know where the nearest laundromat is just in case. 😎 

Have a great weekend!

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"Street photography, a genre of photography that records everyday life in a public place. The very publicness of the setting enables the photographer to take candid pictures of strangers, often without their knowledge."


18 comments:

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

When I got married over 61 years ago, laundromats were quite a new phenomenon. We had no need to invest in a washing machine. I carried the week's laundry in a basket on my head while walking a couple of blocks to the "Wash-a-teria." Actually I grew up with Mom using a barrel-type clothes washer/agitator with a hand-operated clothes wringer attached at the top. We've come a long way!

Malyss said...

Always useful , but yes , a feeling of a waste of time when you'd like simply enjoy your holidays. It can be a good place to meet people living there anyway.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Always good to have one in a town in case your washing machine breaks down James. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Cloudia said...

Thank You

junie-Jesh said...

Oh my goodness, you are so organized, thinking about laundry while travelling:):) I rather take more clothes with me... this is a great scene - enjoy your weekend, Jesh

Lydia C. Lee said...

In Belgium , I'd get up early and go when it opened at 7am, and be back for breakfast at 8.30. It was an interesting way to see the city 'waking up'

Taken For Granted said...

Patiently waiting for the right person to walk into your well composed street photo is just one method. Personally I'm not sure I have that much patience.

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Although I have had experience with a laundromat, I always found it very crowded and often had to wait for machines!! This photo makes this one near you look appealing...jp

Jim said...

We are glad to find the laundromat in town, but most where we've been only have laundries. I do remember one in Blois where we had our wash going while we had a large pizza. And there was a charge for an extra plate. We stayed at a large, old, hotel at the top of the hill. As usual we didn't have reservations, but we would if there would be a particular place we wished to stay. Like Mont Saint Michel or near the airport the night before we were to fly out.
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BIGThing_Whisperer said...

We had to use a laundry mat a few months back. It was extremely clean and quick. It was annoying having my day being eaten into by dropping off and returning for our clothes but so handy.

merlecolibri said...

superbe choix ! les laveries automatiques : version actuelle des lavoirs abrités d'autrefois ...
bon weekend

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Handy to know where it is but hopefully not having to use :) James you were inquiring about Covid numbers, here in WA our populations is 2.7 million, we have had 1015 cases, 995recovered, 9 deaths.

orvokki said...

Nice reflection.

Jackie McGuinness said...

Typically we also have washers and dryers when we rent. Some timeshares have a laundromat which I enjoy.
We've used retail laundromats in some countries like Australia.
In Asia we are in hotels so we will use their services.
But my favourite is Mexico where we stay for several months. We simply drop our laundry into a laundromat and pay by the weight and come back to it all washed ironed and folder.
I just realized we could all write posts on doing our washing!

Thérèse said...

Il y a dû avoir une manifestation dans le coin quand on voit la glace... quand aux laveries automatiques j'avoue n'en avoir jamais utilisées ni en France, ni ailleurs. Mais je suis une méfiante...

Linda said...

Interesting. Going to a laundromat in a strange city can be a way of learning about the place.

Calendula said...

Yes, sometimes it's really good to know where to go to wash our things. But I'd feel the same: precious time is "wasted" with "ordinary" things.

Susie of Arabia said...

I like the effect of the glass between you and your subject in this photo