Church of St. Laurentius in Saas im Prättigau, Switzerland near Davos around ten o'clock in the morning.
This is the little town, where Pieter did stay while skiing...
Remember, Pieter was an avid photographer, so he also tried this one in black & white...
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Church originally dates from 1290 but got rebuild several times.
Walking around the Church; but be careful in the snow!
These slides got scanned by me in December of 2013 and one has to keep in mind that they went THREE TIMES in a container across the Atlantic Ocean. Not so good for their gelatin coating as it gets affected by moisture.
But I'm very pleased with what I ended up with, all the way from 1963...
Mainly homes are build in wood.
Just a cozy little town with spectacular views.
After a fire in 1735 all wooden homes in the city center had to be rebuild...
This is the former City Hall that is now being used as an Inn
'Gasthaus zum Rathaus' is written in 'Old German' which we still had to study in Highschool, is not easy to read!
Gasthaus Madrisa is another typical Swiss Inn.
Madrisa is a mountain section.
This was the 2nd home from the family Kuhn, where Pieter stayed when going to Switzerland for advising them in mushroom growing and having some time for skiing or sight seeing.
You notice how much wood is being stacked under the balcony to the side and behind buildings?
The saying was: 'A true Swiss has wood at his doorstep'
It also created of course a tremendous fire hazard...
Saas Village Square... To the right is the Post Office in this photo but it got closed in 2010 I read.
A closeup of the house on the left in the above photo. A typical Saas Prättigauer home.
Wish I could read what all is written at the very top.
Some locals would know!
Geraniums make it look so romantic...
This was the 'Postbureau Saas'
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