May 28: Ardez
Luckily, I made it to Ardez with about 15 minutes to spare before the train departed, so I was even able to fit in a short walkabout through town.
Just past the church...
...and a hop, skip, and a jump...
...to get to the station.
A gang of bonsai'd trees under Steinsberg's gaze.
A street of grand patterns.
The sizable church, looking inviting. Sorry, Kirche. Maybe next time.
Ardez seems to be THE place for intense sgraffito. This example is exhilarating!
This one on the left looks familiar...
...but of course, the Adam and Eve House!
The A&E House's impressive compound oriel.
A bench with a little bit of a lean, and next to it a — secret window???
Ah yes and the infamous steep square.
The square's pavement contains a great collection of curves.
An elevational view of the square, just for good measure.
A plainer but still very attractive street.
OK, best not to push one's luck; time to head back down to the station.
Two walls, two towers.
A rather pillowy half-timbering.
Back to the station via worksheds.
Threading between to get to the train.