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May 28: Tarasp Fontana 2

Then some more of the rest of Fontana.

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Trompe-l'oeil windowframe sgraffito and a pious mural — but what is that round hole next to the Holy Spirit??

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Looking across the way to Fontana Sura. Note the intense firewood collection at lower left [via tree trunks].

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Rather than hiking back down as I'd come up, I took the road to the right, heading up the Engadin, with the intention of ending up at Ardez.

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The road's retaining wall considerately recessed to accommodate this fountain.

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I think this winding platform might have been another bridge over the stream, but its construction is perplexing and fascinating.

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Houses, church, castle.

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At the western edge of the village, Chasa Craps.

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Houses, church, castle, once again for good measure, but staccato this time rather than legato.

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Plants and house tenaciously clinging to a cliff.

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A trail of cows as if strewn from the Schloss.

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Back down to the streamside trail I had hiked up on. Way back down.

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Ftan-Pitschen and a plethora of terraces. Plerraces.

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Closeup on the Chastè showcasing what appears to be a very zigzaggy covered stair.

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One last look at Fontana, perhaps actually the most comprehensive yet.