If you ever get the chance to experience one of the remotest parts of Switzerland, you would take it, right? This weekend I set out to visit Juf in Graubünden and at 2126 Meters a.s.l. it is the highest village in Europe.
It is at the top of a long and winding road up the Averstal, through many rough looking tunnels, with icicles hanging off the walls. On the way up, the houses already begin to look archaic. I took a little stop and had a chat with this lady, enjoying the warm sun while knitting a pair of socks.
We stayed at Hotel Bergala, which had the most stunning views over soft mountains.
Hyacinth from our garden. I can’t wait to start gardening.
On one of the houses in our neighbourhood they had to take down the facade to renew it and it has been really interesting. Archaeologists have been documenting everything before the facade is reinstated again. On this photo you can see how they had isolated the pipes with newspaper. The newspaper dates from 1897! Note that the phone number for the Zurcher Fischhalle is 564.
The Sechseläutenplatz in Zurich now has a new surface. It’s made out of Valser quartzite and this project has been a pretty big deal here. It is the biggest open square in Switzerland and it is a strange sight for us, seeing such a generous amount of open space. We are so used to things being small and penned in, living between mountains as we do. The kids are enjoying riding their bikes and skate boards, I took some time to do a bit of sketching.