May 27: Zernez afternoon
It was a scenic walk back to the hotel.
A sun-capped peak.
Blue haze rays.
Near the station is the diminutive Kirche San Antonius, Zernez's Catholic church, and I was going right by it, so I dropped in. It has this lovely wood-coffered vault.
The altar and some fetchingly modernist mural art on the apse walls, painted by Rudolf Mirer.
The church was built in 1928, hence the stained glass windows are modern too. I like this one's asymmetrical composition quite a bit.
Oh, you want a full view of the church exterior? Too bad, I didn't take any. So there. No, I don't know why I didn't.
Crystal-clear afternoon light, at least facing away from the sun.
A northern/downstream view of the blue haze, plus a surprise bit of sun reflection in the very foreground.
The central square, with the Hotel Alpina, where I stayed in 2005, visible in the middle, and with the Chastè Wildenberg beyond.
The building with those small vent holes is kind of creepy here. I think it's because the holes are reminiscent of a hockey mask, and it's lurking in shadow behind the others. The primary-colors-eaves building is another old friend.
Aha! So that's what the haze is: plant fuzz and/or pollen aloft.
A pleasant fountain in the deepening shade.
The triumphal return to the Bär & Post, with the northern fuzz haze view back in sight. The road continuing into the distance is the highway to the north, Suschward.
A flary look down the highway.
And then *poof* sun aaaall gone!
More cool stairwell sky light back inside the hostel.