Gallery: July 9 — Mitholz

We then returned to Kandersteg and continued on to Mitholz, just a short distance down the Kander valley, which was one aboveground construction site for the Lötschberg Base Tunnel (now in operation) and had a temporary (I think) building housing an exhibition about the project.

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Another Kandersteg Ründi.

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There was this big wood-framed tent that I think we ate lunch in.

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A very distinctive kind of picnic table construction.

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A wider view of the way up to Sunnbüel.

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Inside the Mitholz museum: maps showing the different planned components of the AlpTransit project, the Lötschberg Base Tunnel being the red line in the southwest.

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These are what was previously where the tunnel is now.

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Parents at the end of a tube.

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Remember this construction from the previous day? Done!

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A crystal sculpture that looks similar to some of the owls.

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Another one of those posters with incredible compositions, this one in the Kandersteg station.

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Back in the Lötschental, on the east slope just upstream from Wiler is this curious vertical grouping of buildings. I don't know why they were built like this unless maybe it's a method of avalanche protection.