When Americans travel overseas, they're often surprised by all the laundry people hang out in public. We've seen it on sticks in Singapore and lines in Lyons. But in many places in America, it is actually illegal to hang out one's laundry because it's considered unsightly. Fortunately, that is changing as people try to save money and chemicals and energy and harness the power of the sun and the wind to dry their clothing for free. And that sunlight-and-breeze scent that the fabric softener companies try to hard to sell us on is available free on the other side of the window.
These clothes are hanging off a balcony in Ischia Porto, Italy -- a wonderful little resort town on the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples.