The next day I had a big tour day of four towns, starting with Lavin, the next village after Susch.
Gallery: June 20 — Lavin
View down valley; you can see the town of Guarda in the distance up to the left.
A school, more in a modern/Zernez style.
This perforated fill was a unique way to retrofit the large portals.
The compound eave brace makes a cameo return appearance.
Quite the color this! Lavin seemed to have the greatest proportion of very shallow-sloped roofs after Zernez.
It's like a giant straw.
There might be a pulley system in there, I'm not sure.
Lovely complex bracing, reminiscent of Emmentaler work.
Split house — the left side looks like it has a story to tell.
Unusual opening. I wonder what the raised portion of the wall in the middle is.
Nicely decorated portals.
This one has a ghost portal on the side.
Nice corner pavilion of some sort.
View down to the En and garden beds from a higher part of town.
Check out the marbling!
The time-worn church.
View back to Lavin as I proceeded up the hillside toward Guarda.
This is some rough country here.
This, I think, was an avalanche shelter for the former settlement of Gonda that was in the vicinity (see below).
This placard explains how Gonda was a hamlet here between Lavin and Guarda that was ruined by an avalanche — good thing the shelter was there, though I don't know how much good it did. This is rough country indeed.
Remaining foundations of Gonda buildings.