It got me thinking how many people don't live that kind of life anymore. Women have so much to do these days that everyday might be wash day. I know that we have routines especially if you have to commute into work, but the thought that Monday is wash day!
A stones throw from these Lavoirs are the gates to the Park which lead up to the Jardin Public. Even in December when the flowers had all been cleared away it was a lovely place to visit, at the middle level there is a fountain. I never imagined that I would enjoy formal parks but I do now.
I was inspired to search out my watery pictures, when I was reading another blog and the writer mentioned the word mangle, for wringing out your washing. I think my Mum had one when I was very little. Here is a link to Gordon's blog. I hope he posts again soon.
The French word for washing is laver.
The French word for giving your clothes a good scrub is décrasser.
Etymology for the word rub.