May 28: Vnà church
Finally, I stopped in at the church, located near the lower edge of Vnà.
It appears to date from 1671. Like most of the Engadin churches, this one is a Reformed church.
A lovely bottle-glass window in the nave.
The rose window has a counterclockwise color wheel, which along with the alpha and omega pretty much makes it the bee's knees for me.
All the woodwork in the church is very attractive, including the steep stair up to the balcony.
Simple steps into the apse.
A vibrantly asymmetrical vault.
Part of its asymmetry is due to the balcony being pushed over to one side.
Nicely shaped stringers and treads.
The wall and vault of the balcony are intensely sculptural.
A full view of the apse, also a bit asymmetrical in plan.
The polyanthic western rose window.
Pews and multi-angle shadows.
This sgraffito mural looks centuries older than 1671, but I wonder if it might instead be a "primitivist" work.
One more look at the main space of the church from the vestibule. Definitely one of my favorite churches from the whole six months.
This farmhouse contains multitudes.
A fuller view of the church from below.