To be in the city were Venetian blinds are named after, it was surprising to find that not much of them are in use there. Or perhaps it was still early that I haven’t spotted much when hubby and I were walking their streets.
It’s acknowledged that window blinds were first used in Asia; the Egyptians used tied reeds while the Chinese devised bamboo. It is however in Venice that the blinds we know today were first manufactured. The reason that they were invented, as should be obvious, is to have a means of adjusting how much light is let into a room…especially during summer.
Above photo with a cat peeking from the open window has become one of my favorites. I was in a hurry to shoot and I was only able to make one as the white kitty left too soon.