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May 28: Zernez church 2

Then over to the Hauptkirche.

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Both this Kirche and San Bastian are Reformed churches. The oldest parts of this one date back to the 1200s, including the tower.

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The Friedhof, in between the two churches, contains some really neat gravestone shapes.

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Looking north/downstream, toward the enclouded Piz Linard.

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San Bastian against the upstream view.

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Whorls of cobbles.

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A dwarfed bench.

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The iconic gang of four circular windows in the front gable.

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The well-worn front door.

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Impression of the view over town from the front doors. I must have already pulled the camera exposure level down in anticipation of the dim interior.

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The interior is Baroque. Very Baroque.

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In contrast is this simple stone table.

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Only the biggest of those four circular windows, the rose window, is open to the nave. I guess the others just open into the attic.

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A twilit Corinthian pilaster.

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Fine carving on the front door.

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A selection of entities at rather divergent distances.

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Looking over to San Bastian.

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By the churchyard gate, more of that nice ruddy lichen.

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I deduce that this gate hook or a similar one has existed here, frequently in this position, for a long time.

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A trace of sundial.

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For the second time that day, I was enveloped by a powerful peal of bells. I walked around the churchyard and basked in the bells' rich enharmonic overtones. Here you can see the ringer of one of the bells.