Or louvres, whatever you call them, I love and adore them. Probably in the main because they cast such interesting and summery shadows but also because they enhance any ordinary window and turn it into something eye catching and photo worthy. Shutters adorned mansions I read about in books as a child and always, even today, make me think of Gone With the Wind type plantations and Heidi type Swiss chalets. So here in Italy I am in shutter heaven...as you can tell !!!