Stout Mother Walking With Her Little Son

Stout mother and her little son walking lane
Shot at Datong District in Taipei, Taiwan Tetsu Ozawa

Her little son was walking while praying with a toy car in his hand

I was walking down the streets of Taipei Datong District. The road I chose was a side street, as it is often not much fun to walk down the main street. Most of the buildings on either side of the alley seemed to be residences, although I could see a few signs on them. But there was no laundry to be found anywhere. It lacked a sense of life.

It seems that I don't find laundry outside of houses in Taipei, even if I walk around the residential area. Is there a law against hanging laundry outside the window to protect the landscape of the city? In contrast to Shanghai, when I visited Shanghai, everyone hung their laundry on the street with clotheslines sticking out of windows. In any case, it is not customary in Taiwan to hang laundry to dry with a long pole sticking out of the window.

As I walked down the alleyway, I saw a stout mother and her son coming from the other side. They must have a lot of laundry in their house. I was tempted to ask them how they hang their clothes out to dry.


Where is Datong District in Taipei?




Shooting Date

Jul 2019

Posted On

November 26, 2019


Taipei, Taiwan


Street Photography



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