20 November 2013

Peille: Lavoir

This is the old lavoir in Peille. I love that the women who washed in the old days were protected from the heat and the cold by a roof and walls. (see last photo).

I wonder how many sheets, how many pair of workman's trousers have been washed on this sloping slab of stone over the centuries?


Andy said...

Interesting. I learned something new today.

Anonymous said...

Stonework is underated-Leo

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The root word in Latin for wash and for lavender is the same because the Romans used to put lavender in the water in which they washed their clothes to improve the smell.

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