Gallery: June 3 — Ballenberg Museum 5

Also from the third day I visited the Ballenberg Museum.

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A sweet model of the house it is housed in, a 17th/19th-century house from Sachseln, Obwalden.

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An outdoor oven for the house.

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The back side of the Sachseln house. I like how the chimney twists to stay out of the way of the window.

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Interior of an 18th-century house from Erstfeld, Uri; sweet windows.

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A half-timbered room in the house, with a chimneymid.

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This is the back side of the Erstfeld house. It's unusual to have mixture of full masonry wall, half-timbering, and Blockbau all in the same house. Look at all the personality in the wall surface.

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A late 18th-century wine-grower's house from Richterswil, Canton Zürich. Check out the vine/tree/? growing up the righthand wall.

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I think this is an oldstyle barbershop setup? It may be in this 16–17th-century farmhouse from Uesslingen, Thurgau, but I'm not sure — it could also be in building #612.

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A schoolroom, oddly enough, in the same building. Note the national boundaries on the old map — it must be from between the World Wars.

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An intricately carved bracket beam on a 17th-century farmhouse from Wila, Zürich.

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A curious little wall detail on a mill building from the same area.

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The gable of possibly a different (neighboring) mill building.

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A room within a 15th/18th-century house from Wattwil, St. Gallen, rather hauntingly looking as if 18th-century children had just been there.

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The light changes entirely with flash turned off.

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This is the back side of a 17th/18th-century farmhouse from Brülisau, Appenzell.

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A view of the front.

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The farmhouse includes a dovecote, and there were lots of pigeons about.

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Case in point.

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A magnificent Kachelofen inside, with a traditional Appenzeller vest hanging to the right, so you know where you are.

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Another chimneymid.

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Crested doves; some nice curved brackets; also note the wind wall at the right.

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A pile of wood to be burnt for charcoal — that's the reason for the careful arrangement. You can see the "after" version off to the left.