May 28: Zernez church 2
Then over to the Hauptkirche.
Both this Kirche and San Bastian are Reformed churches. The oldest parts of this one date back to the 1200s, including the tower.
The Friedhof, in between the two churches, contains some really neat gravestone shapes.
Looking north/downstream, toward the enclouded Piz Linard.
San Bastian against the upstream view.
Whorls of cobbles.
A dwarfed bench.
The iconic gang of four circular windows in the front gable.
The well-worn front door.
Impression of the view over town from the front doors. I must have already pulled the camera exposure level down in anticipation of the dim interior.
The interior is Baroque. Very Baroque.
In contrast is this simple stone table.
Only the biggest of those four circular windows, the rose window, is open to the nave. I guess the others just open into the attic.
A twilit Corinthian pilaster.
Fine carving on the front door.
A selection of entities at rather divergent distances.
Looking over to San Bastian.
By the churchyard gate, more of that nice ruddy lichen.
I deduce that this gate hook or a similar one has existed here, frequently in this position, for a long time.
A trace of sundial.
For the second time that day, I was enveloped by a powerful peal of bells. I walked around the churchyard and basked in the bells' rich enharmonic overtones. Here you can see the ringer of one of the bells.