Our places are shaped by hundreds of years of history — by saints, powerful kings, queens and bishops, and famous artists and architects, but also by the hands, hearts and minds of long-forgotten community leaders, ground-breakers and trouble-makers.
They reflect the beliefs — sacred and magical — of countless generations. They are treasure troves of public art, from paintings, to woodcarving, to dazzling stained glass.
And they are rich habitats for numerous creatures great and small, and plants — from the tiniest lichens to the tallest sequoia tree.
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