So I have been to a few Eurpoean countries and most notably Netherlands and Germany ( especially Netherlands ) Use alot of qualty stone roads and everoyne has like expensive tile roofs. Plus alot of the houses are made out of expensive brick or cement.
Most of the side walks are expensive hand layed stone and then they switch colors from grey to red to mark where the sidewalk dips to allow car to enter the street. Even traveling in Netherlands I see big industrial places that have like mechanic shops the entire big drive way is in stone and also gas stations.
In USA most people only really see hand layed out stone like in city centers because it is so dam expensive. Also tile roofs unless you are in the south are almost non existant unless you are very rich. Plus most houses in USA are made out of wood.
Almost forgot all the power lines are burried in Netherlands and Germany as well ( except for the few high voltage transformers ) This is very expensive as well. Even rural areas of NL and Germany have burried power lines out in the country
Basically my question is for Dutch and Germans on here. How the heck do they do it???? These things are so expensive and these 2 countries so so pretty and clean. Tile roofs, Brick/concrete houses/ stone sidewalks roads everywhere literlaly even in suburbs / burried power lines.
The average Dutch or German has these things but for Americans you have to be very wealthy to have this. Then unless in city center usa government would never make stone side walks or stone roads in suburbs . You go to a grocery store in Netherlands or Germany and the entire parking lot is layed out stone and not with painted lines but the lines for the cars are another type of colored stone. So fancy and so expenive but so cool!!
I know this is alot of writing but a person from these 2 countries or person who has been there will knoe exactly what im talking about. Can a Dutch person or German expalin where you get all this money to do this??
PS: The roads in Germany and Netherlands are amazing and with virtuall no pot holes.
I love your 2 countries!!