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May 27: Zernez afternoon

It was a scenic walk back to the hotel.

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A sun-capped peak.

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Blue haze rays.

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Near the station is the diminutive Kirche San Antonius, Zernez's Catholic church, and I was going right by it, so I dropped in. It has this lovely wood-coffered vault.

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The altar and some fetchingly modernist mural art on the apse walls, painted by Rudolf Mirer.

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The church was built in 1928, hence the stained glass windows are modern too. I like this one's asymmetrical composition quite a bit.

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Oh, you want a full view of the church exterior? Too bad, I didn't take any. So there. No, I don't know why I didn't.

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Long shadows.

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Crystal-clear afternoon light, at least facing away from the sun.

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A northern/downstream view of the blue haze, plus a surprise bit of sun reflection in the very foreground.

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The central square, with the Hotel Alpina, where I stayed in 2005, visible in the middle, and with the Chastè Wildenberg beyond.

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The building with those small vent holes is kind of creepy here. I think it's because the holes are reminiscent of a hockey mask, and it's lurking in shadow behind the others. The primary-colors-eaves building is another old friend.

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Aha! So that's what the haze is: plant fuzz and/or pollen aloft.

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A pleasant fountain in the deepening shade.

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The triumphal return to the Bär & Post, with the northern fuzz haze view back in sight. The road continuing into the distance is the highway to the north, Suschward.

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A flary look down the highway.

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And then *poof* sun aaaall gone!

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More cool stairwell sky light back inside the hostel.