For this week's "Good Fences" I'm taking you to Paris again - and trust me, this won't be the last time.
I love to take pictures of windows (and doors), and I noticed something about the windows in Paris: many of them have a little "fence" at the bottom of their windows. I don't even know how to call these! So I call them "mini fences". I'm not quite sure why they are there. For windows on the second floor and higher they might prevent you from falling out if you're stupid enough to lean that far out. Some practical people use them to put their window boxes on.
But what is the reason of this one? It doesn't prevent anyone from falling out (on the first floor?) or climbing in, even if they're jumping out of the wall.
These ones I get - and please notice how people park here! We saw that way of tight parking all over Paris, not only in Montmartre where most of these pictures were taken. I'm quite glad that we didn't have a car in Paris!
These mini fences seem to be everywhere - and these actually really seem to have a preventive reason since they are higher than the others (we had something like that in our apartment in Germany).
This one certainly is here just for decorative reason - and isn't it beautiful?
Perfume company Guerlain on the Champs-Élysées, however, has the most beautiful one - as it should be for a house of beauty.
That's my little "mini fence on window" tour through Paris. I hope you enjoyed it!