A clothesline in a rural environment, especially with large sheets and a wicker laundry basket, is a common cinematic trope that may indicate a comfortable place to spend some time with motherly women.
A clothesline in an urban setting indicates a working-class neighborhood.
One of your friends lives here. His place is hard to find in the old-town maze of narrow alleys. He lives in a small drafty room on the second floor, with a single bed and flowers by the window. He is short and stout, and his face reminds you of two different men whom you know when you are awake.
He breathes a sincerity that only the poor can have, when they are in love. He is not often at home because he is working many jobs; if you are lucky enough to find him, be quick in telling him what you have to say, as he tends to be all too ephemeral.