Look at most British countryside and you will see a checkerboard of fields all with their own individual hedgerow boundaries. In highland areas, there aren’t hedgerows, but stone wall boundaries instead. It is something that gives Britain’s countryside a very distinct look.

From what I’ve seen of the countryside surrounding Oradea, hedgerows and walls for marking land boundaries is almost non-existent. I haven’t even seen many fences! It creates a very different and more open appearance of the land in comparison to the way English land looks. The agricultural land I have seen so far has all been arable – so perhaps solid boundaries are more commonly used only within pastoral areas.

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Romanian countryside

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English countryside

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