Friday, February 25, 2011

Persiane

Window shutters, LivornoOur typical window shutters are called “persiane”, which is the plural of “persiana”. The word means “from Persia” and probably comes from the similar French persienne, meaning something of common use in the Orient.Window shutters, LivornoMade of wood or aluminium they come in many types, shapes and colors, but the most common is the bottle green one.

See also: Serial Windows - Colorful Shutters - Venetian Windows

16 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Always liked them.

Farmchick said...

Their simplicity makes such a statement. I love the second photo.

ρομπερτ said...

One continues to feel, as if spring is about to arrive soon.

Wishing you all a good Friday.


daily athens

Randy said...

I am not big on cleaning them. Feel free to use the bench photo.

Jack said...

In the USA, our shutters are purely decorative, fastened beside the windows and never moved. I have found it interesting to see Italian shutters being opened or closed depending on the time of day.

Small City Scenes said...

I like shutters--always have. Had the on a house once. Just decorative though. MB

Dina said...

The window's plant containers are so much more interesting than one plain windowbox.
The shutters in second photo have a split personality. Very versatile.

cieldequimper said...

An Italian word that derives from French, lol! Usually it's the other way round! these are so great!

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh I love these shutters, they are so different!Beautiful windows!
Happy weekend,
Léia

Traveling Hawk said...

Didn't know that! Thanks, VP, for the explanation.

joo said...

I love these windows, especially the wee one in the first photo!

Birdman said...

Love that first shot... seems a bit crowded though. hahaha

Arianna said...

Mi piacciono molto le persiane, a Lucca sono la regola. Buon weekend, Arianna!

Theanne and Baron said...

Beautiful windows and shutters...the windows in Italy are always beautiful no matter what shape size color...!

EG Wow said...

I love shutters like that. I have shutters in many of my windows but none are shaped at the top as the top ones here are. These are very attractive.

JM said...

Same word in portuguese. Lovely composition on top and a rather unusual set of persianas below.