Ftan is a settlement that sits high up on the side of the valley. It comprises two villages, Ftan-Pitschen and Ftan-Grond.
Gallery: June 23 — Ftan-Pitschen
On the train ride over, another view of the Schloss Tarasp.
And another closeup.
I clambered up the mountainside up to Ftan, partly on the road and partly bushwhacking. This house with a funny modern addition was in the first area of the town that I saw.
Schloss Tarasp again; now you can see some of the Tarasp settlements around it.
A distinctive sort of roof.
There's a lot of new building in Ftan.
Such as these porches.
A coat of arms. Right on the wall!
Here's the classic farmhouse that was my favorite Engadin building on the trip.
Fantastic medallions. Very strong centers.
A seemingly random medallion collection.
More crazy windows.
Tiny window huge border. Painted rocks.
Yet more windows. Clearly I was crazy about this house.
1631, I guess? Quite the groovy numerals for 1631.
More medallions. Even one beside the window on the right.
A cornucopia, maybe.