Venice, on a Sunday?

The picture below has been taken in the "Castello" neighborhood in Venice (Italy) on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in May. Superficially, there is nothing weird with this picture. However, considering the fact that the picture has been taken on a Sunday, the laundry makes me wonder if my preconceived ideas about Italy as to be a country dominated by Roman Catholic principals need to be updated.

Photo: Venice, on a Sunday?, Barend Jan de Jong (2010).

Photo: Venice, on a Sunday?, Barend Jan de Jong (2010).