Walking around the little lanes of our historical centres, and not only, it's very common to see laundry hanging on balconies. I didn't realize that it's very unusual till a few years ago when an American painter asked me if it was possible to find a papyrus watercolor (a typical souvenir from Syracusa) with a Sicilian balcony painted on it. Sure!!! We went to who I consider the best artist making very good paintings on original papyrus paper..She showed her plenty of lovely portraits of sicilian medieval or Baroque windows and balconies. The American lady always commented that they were very nice but not properly Sicilian....WhY? I was surprised..She said...."well, there's something missing to me..I'd like to see the laundry!!!" "The laundry" exclaimed the Sicilian artist, thinking it was not elegant to paint laundry in a Baroque balcony!. Well, the American painter commissioned to her two papyrus watercolors as she liked! After three years, Flavia, the local artist , is still selling these Sicilian Baroque balconies with the laundry and are the favourite among her American clients. Everytime me and Flavia meet,we always remind this funny story!
This lady doesn't like tangas and perizoma