Gallery: July 7 — Wiler

After that, still on the same day, I went to the adjacent town of Wiler to document it. It was a busy day.

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There was this excellent lichen on a wall along the road.

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Here it is in context.

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Another Erika, as mysterious as ever.

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These masks, a famous Lötschentaler cultural tradition, are meant for warding off evil, I think, but they are pretty freaky themselves.

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Tiered buildings, of various ages, it appears.

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New construction — masonry rather than Blockbau.

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I like the muntin patterns of the windows at the rear of this house to the left.

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Fine-grained shingles, an very unusual sight in the Lötschental, as opposed to the Emmental or Appenzell.

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Old-style slates with some pretty sharp snowcatchers.

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A well-weathered façade with a cool, sort of mysterious beam cap.

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By that time in the afternoon, the clouds had started to part nicely.

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Red flowers on the balcony in the evening.

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Pink evening balcony flowers.

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White evening balcony flowers.

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I think this is the Bietschhorn, partially covered by orographic clouds in the last sunlight on the peaks, while it was already deep twilight in the valley.