May 28: Tarasp Fontana 1
Once you reach Fontana from below, you've earned the right to catch your breath for a moment. Fontana's location is striking; it's steeply arrayed around a near-ravine, the Val Zuort, and to emerge up into the middle of it via this streamside trail was probably the most intense way to experience this verticality.
An arc of land with boiling cumulus beyond as the deep woods started to give way.
Crossing on the diagonal.
I think you should have picked steeper land to build on, guys.
By the stream, a sufficiency of dandelions and nettles and perhaps forget-me-nots.
Once I was almost up to the village, Ftan reappeared.
The stream briefly entunneled under the main road.
Just like that, blaow! a framed view of the Chastè.
A closer look.
Whoa, two basins and two taps? This is schmancy! I wonder how they waterproof the joints between the beams.
Rows of tall houses up on Fontana Sura.
Complex street topography on approach to the church. What is that blank white diamond on the front of the house? EDIT: bet it's a sundial.