Gallery: June 3 — Ballenberg Museum 5

Also from the third day I visited the Ballenberg Museum.

A sweet model of the house it is housed in, a 17th/19th-century house from Sachseln, Obwalden.

An outdoor drying oven (for fruit) near the house, from Alpnachstad, Obwalden. (The link is worth checking to get more of an idea of the construction of the oven. Neat!)

The back side of the Sachseln house. I like how the chimney twists to stay out of the way of the window.

Interior of an 18th-century house from Erstfeld, Uri; sweet windows.

A half-timbered room in the house, with a chimneymid.

This is the back side of the Erstfeld house. It's unusual to have mixture of full masonry wall, half-timbering, and Blockbau all in the same house. Look at all the personality in the wall surface.

A late 18th-century wine-grower's house from Richterswil, Canton Zürich. Check out the vine/tree/? growing up the righthand wall.

I think this is an oldstyle barbershop setup? It may be in this 16–17th-century farmhouse from Uesslingen, Thurgau, but I'm not sure — it could also be in building #612. (2021 note: both of those seem dubious — hmm...)

A schoolroom, oddly enough, in the same building. Note the national boundaries on the old map — it must be from between the World Wars.

An intricately carved bracket beam on a 17th-century farmhouse from Wila, Zürich.

A curious little wall detail on a mill building from the same area.

The gable of possibly a different (neighboring) mill building, likely the... Bone Mill from Kronau, Zürich.

A room within a 15th/18th-century house from Wattwil, St. Gallen, rather hauntingly looking as if 18th-century children had just been there.

The light changes entirely with flash turned off.

This is the back side of a 17th/18th-century farmhouse from Brülisau, Appenzell.

A view of the front.

The farmhouse includes a dovecote, and there were lots of pigeons about.

Case in point.

A magnificent Kachelofen inside, with a traditional Appenzeller vest hanging to the right, so you know where you are.

Another chimneymid.

Crested doves; some nice curved brackets; also note the wind wall at the right.

A pile of wood to be burnt for charcoal — that's the reason for the careful arrangement. You can see the "after" version off to the left.