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May 28: ride to Tarasp Vulpera

The rest of the afternoon was slated for exploring Tarasp and vicinity on the other side of the valley. The starting point was Vulpera, one of the many villages of Tarasp, which, like Scuol nearby, developed as a spa resort in the 19th century.

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Another angle on the Ruina Tschanüff.

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And a lower view of Sent.

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This sign looks like it was removed from a post and stuck on this wall.

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Years on, more is revealed of this still-curious building on the main street of Scuol.

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And again the undulatory walkway canopy of the Badehotel Belvair.

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Benches stranded in a world of stone striations.

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Whoa! This is a new bridge between Scuol and Vulpera, about a year away from opening at this point, that offers a much flatter route than the old bridge at lower elevation.

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But as it would have been a challenge to catch enough air on the bus to span that gap, we zoomed on down to the old bridge.

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This is the 19th-century Scuol Palace, near the river and the bridge over to Tarasp Vulpera, which at the time of my visit was a kosher hotel but now as of early 2013 appears to be in flux.

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From across the En, the Scuol Palace is over to the left, and the Fundaziun NAIRS, a contemporary art center, is in the center; the building was originally the bathhouse for the Palace. The building at lower right appears related to the other two as well.

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A look up to the Jugendstil hotel Villa Engiadina at Vulpera.