Gallery: June 19 — Susch 1

That afternoon, I explored the town of Susch, the next one downriver from Zernez, about 4 miles away.

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An overview, capped by the Two Towers.

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Sources tell me this is a nursery (a plant nursery). It looks very inviting.

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Susch Signal Station, in the very distinctive Engadin railroad-building style — wall and window treatments similar to that of other Engadin buildings, but with steeper roof.

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Formerly a single large opening, adapted into a wall with smaller windows.

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There's a Crusch Alba in every town in the valley, it seems. I think it must be the name of a nearby mountain or something.

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The local info center. Cool how the border of the window in the gable is far larger than the window aperture itself.

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A little plaza next to the info center; the rock is a mystery.

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Elegant.

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A really nice vaulted porch on a house.

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Lean-tos deserve no less sgraffitoed respect than any other building type. Interesting little holes just under the roof that I hadn't noticed before — I wonder if they're just vents or if they're for birds or something.

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The Two Towers, one of a church and the other of I forget.

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Either this was a fortress originally or I hypothesized same.

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The contrast between the texture of the tower walls and that of the walls of the house attached to it is very nice, I think.

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There were many of these charming little jutting windows up and down the valley.

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It's great how each window has a different border around it, so that it really has its own identity. (Ibex!)

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I love when different elements appear all to be carved out of the same mass. The corner post is rather whimsical in its rotundity, too, I think.

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The En, somewhat larger than at Zernez, bucolically flowing past Susch.

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An unusual sort of wall treatment.