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May 28: Vnà 2

I thoroughly explored Vnà. It's small enough to walk just about every street in a short time.

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A divergence of roads and materials.

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Whoo! Quite a workout up here.

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Not too shabby of a view.

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A curious pavement transition,

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and beyond that a very pleasantly enclosed street space.

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A rather artistic composition of grate and covers. "Giesserei" means foundry.

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The solidity of the walls and the curve of the street makes for such a great feel to the space. Camillo Sitte would have loved this spot.

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Another lovely enclosed space. The perspective in the lower left is kind of confusing.

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This appears to be Vnà's central square, given the variety of signage.

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An unusual (for the Engadin) little saltbox, just hangin' back.

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This is what's known in urban design as a "hamster slide."

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Garden, parking, roofs, and valley oh and a Blockbau birdhouse omg that's adorable

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Are these ducts hay vacuums? I think that must be it. This one is fighting with the adjacent gutter for space between the buildings.

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A sophisticated assemblage of retaining walls and inn.

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Another hamster slide.

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This fountain was having its 100th birthday party with a car, a hose, and a littered bottle.

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Welp, guess that's that. (The road actually continues up La Brancla past this turnaround, it just dips out of view for a sec.)

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Now this looks like a pretty good avalanche resistor.

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I walked up the western road a short distance; here an upper view thence of Vnà and the Engadin beyond.

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A curious little plot before some subtle terraces.