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May 28: Ardez

Luckily, I made it to Ardez with about 15 minutes to spare before the train departed, so I was even able to fit in a short walkabout through town.

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Just past the church...

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...and a hop, skip, and a jump...

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...to get to the station.

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A gang of bonsai'd trees under Steinsberg's gaze.

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A street of grand patterns.

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The sizable church, looking inviting. Sorry, Kirche. Maybe next time.

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Ardez seems to be THE place for intense sgraffito. This example is exhilarating!

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This one on the left looks familiar...

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...but of course, the Adam and Eve House!

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The A&E House's impressive compound oriel.

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A bench with a little bit of a lean, and next to it a — secret window???

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Ah yes and the infamous steep square.

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The square's pavement contains a great collection of curves.

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An elevational view of the square, just for good measure.

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A plainer but still very attractive street.

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OK, best not to push one's luck; time to head back down to the station.

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Two walls, two towers.

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A rather pillowy half-timbering.

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Back to the station via worksheds.

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Threading between to get to the train.