When we arrived at the house in France it was all shuttered up. The smell was slightly musty. We threw open the shutters throughout the house and let in the cool mountain breeze. At night, I would close the shutters in the bedroom as it looks onto the market square and can be noisy. The shutters leading out onto the verandah / terrace are full length.
I took a lot of photos in France; 400 or so. The ones below are of French buildings, mostly residential. I love the style and feel of French buildings.Vodpod videos no longer available.
Of course, it’s not just French homes that have shutters. It’s most homes in Continental Europe, even as high up as Scandinavia. I love wooden shutters. So civilized, so traditional. Unfortunately – like so many things I covet about mainland Europe – we don’t have them in the UK.