4. The Architecture

The Architecture

Bermudan architecture most closely resembles Mediterranean architecture. Most houses are low and square, painted in colorful pastels that dot the hillsides. Roofs are white and have grooves which divert rainwater to underground reservoirs. Since there is no fresh water on Bermuda, preservation of rainwater is an important aspect of everyday living. Walls are designed to resist hurricane damage and by law must be able to withstand wind speeds of over 100 miles per hour. Most homeowners name their houses. Besides the attractive and cozy homes, there are numerous historical buildings throughout the island.

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