Switzerland: Arosa – and quirky…

arosa-224251_1280Arosa is a little town at the end of the high Schaanfigg Valley in Canton Graubunden, 1800m above sea level, and about 130km south of my home. There’s a lot going on there – skiing in winter, hiking in summer, and as there’s no through traffic, the air is amazing, so it’s a popular health resort too. I spent an afternoon there earlier this summer, and found a whole collection of quirky bits and pieces just waiting to be photographed.

The train ride up from Chur takes you through some lovely scenery:
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When we arrived in Arosa, the first thing we saw was this building. I love colour so it’s definitely worth a photo, though it isn’t nearly as impressive as the Hundertwasser architecture in other areas, and the supermarket on the ground floor doesn’t do much for the rest of it…
img_0785though it’s a nice contrast to the bank next door:
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Further round, we found a more traditional house – wood and geraniums:
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The local library is spectacular:
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And this is the horse dung depository – very clean and organised!
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As you see, it was a greyish summer day when I was there – here’s Arosa in winter sunshine.
wintry-609110_1280I think I might have to go back…

 

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11 Responses to Switzerland: Arosa – and quirky…

  1. Cathy says:

    Wonderful views, Linda. It looks absolutely beautiful. That must be the smallest library in the world ;-D

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  2. barbtaub says:

    It looks beautiful…and the best library ever!

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  3. Some lovely pics, Linda. Stunning scenery and buildings. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  4. TanGental says:

    Now the world is tiny! For about five years, from 1999 to 2004/5 my children’s primary school took a party skiing at Easter. We had a 24 hour coach ride from South London to … Arosa! It’s quaint and quirky and one year a local tried to buy my wife in return for his ‘fighting cow’ or vache de guerre as he called her (the cow, not my wife). We were in a bar at the time and it had become quite lively! Gorgeous reminders, Linda.

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  5. agnesanggit says:

    what a beautiful! i love the scenery and also your photos 🙂

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