When was the last time you used a laundromat? For me it would be March 1998 just after moving to Paris and before getting the appliances installed in the apartment we rented there.
Now, with a washer and dryer in the house, laundry is a routine thing that can be done in and around other tasks. But for many, a trip to the laundromat is their routine, with all the attendant hassles.
Now, take it out to rural areas in distant countries where even mains electricity is a luxury and laundry takes on a whole new challenge.
Take the people in this photo, for example, all washing clothes in the Li River, with the beautiful karst limestone hills all around them. I wonder, if you have to wash your clothes in the river, if you get to appreciate the beauty of the landscape all around you?