Tunisia's architectural styles range from magnificent Islamic structures
minarets, arches, narrow-alley medinas - to military forts (picture
above in Sousse), walls and towers, to Roman, and Berber pit houses,
but unfortunately the majority of buildings visible on any trip around
the country are going to be half-built eyesores of unfinished brick
or breeze-block, with steel reinforcements semi-permanently on display.
The reason for this is that banks will not lend money for house development
so proud owners expand their properties little by little whenever
there are a few spare dinars around. Finishing a small dwelling can
easily take ten years.
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