Everywhere in Asia we can see the laundry from the street.
In compare with Europe where with the aesthetic reason they don’t put the laundry in public, “landscape with laundry” is one of specific scene in Asia.
But in China I am always surprised and enjoy with their custom, sometime to be face to face with colorful underpants or to be blocked on the street with the massive laundry.
This is one of the key factors for read Chinese mentality about Private/Public.