However appealing we might now find it, the way a place looks can actually owe as much to solid, down-to-earth practicalities as to any aesthetic considerations.

Exuberant stonework artistry in Rochefort (17) © Roger Moss / Living Magazine

As any architect will tell you, rural architecture is likely to change perceptibly with every 30km you travel, which goes some way to explaining…

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