Nalichniki (Old ornate Russian window frames) with and without shutters

A pare of wonderful ornate wooden window frames in the city Chita

Someone noticed that in last thirty years shutters are disappearing in Tambov. The speculation was it happens due to improving of living standards: asphalt streets with lanterns, everything turns to better, and protection with shutters is no more required.

But the riddle is: not only Tambov has asphalt. Neighboring town of Balashov, Irkutsk and Chita (by the way, enjoy its window frames at this photo) have lanterns. And window frames with shutters make an overwhelming majority in each of these places. Which means the reason is not only here. But where? May be you have any ideas?

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Author: ivan_hafizov

Основатель виртуального музея резных наличников