C’est what? #1: Outside Curtains
Why do Parisians (the French in general?) hang curtains outside their windows? It’s not that they don’t hang them inside, they do, but why hang them outside as well?
Admittedly, curtain curtains are rare. Generally residents hang blinds and said blinds tend to be either orange or yellow.
I’m not talking about shutters or rolling metal blinds, I understand these. I’m referring to curtains (and blinds) made out of fabric.
Above is an example of the more common, and to my mind, more sensible metal blinds.
Below, the nose scrunching, head scratching blinds.
The blinds do add a lovely dash of color but they seem so impractical. So, why, why, why? 20 brownie points for a plausible answer. 50 brownie points if you’re French and you KNOW the answer.