There’s a great contrast between the natural world and the structures humans build to challenge and overcome it. This contrast is easily observed in these villages and homes built on cliffs.

Living on the Edge - Azenhas Do Mar, Sintra, Portugal
Living on the Edge – Azenhas Do Mar, Sintra, Portugal

This begs the question – Why would you build a home or an entire village on a cliff? There are variety of different reasons why these dwellings are situated on cliffs. In the past people chose to live on higher grounds to defend themselves from aggressors. These days people who prefer to build their homes in such locations are mostly after the view and privacy the cliff side offers.

Have you been to cliff-side villages? Would you live there if you could?

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    1. Hi Christina! I had never heard of Jerome but just read the history. We have a very similar town here in Australia, called Burra. My ancestors arrived from Wales to work the mine. They walked from Adelaide – a distance of about 160 kilometres, way back in 1846.

      Thanks for introducing us to Jerome 🙂

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