Gallery: June 29 — Appenzell Museum

This is from the Museum Appenzell in the town of Appenzell. Both the contents of the museum and the museum itself are really worth a look.

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First, from Haus Lydia: this is a photograph of Hoher Kasten and a photograph of Hoher Kasten.

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On the walk into town. Swoopy!

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In the museum: a great wooden clockwork.

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The museum has lots of great tectonic details; it's sort of a carved-out renovation of its host building. Here: beams and tension rods.

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The unbeatable doily.

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This huge laminated arch beam holds the roof up but this is still exhibition space on this floor, which is really cool.

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Old timberwork.

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Nice contrasts of wood tones.

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Appenzellers can panel.

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This is an ecclesiastical piece that...

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contains a font.

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Schloss model.

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The stairwell area is pretty sweet because the floors are cut away in curves to reveal the building skeleton.

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It's great to be able to get right up into and investigate this complex framing.

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Old wall new wall. (Did you know that Lincoln was actually from Appenzell and not Illinois?)

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Layered windows.

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Interior corner junctions.

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Another floor cutaway.

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Back side of a Kachelofen — the rest is in a neighboring room.

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Here it is.

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Exterior of the museum. A bit of the main street to the left.