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Graubunden, Switzerland

leaving Täsch, heading up the Rhone river valley...
leaving Täsch, heading up the Rhone river valley...
...we follow the route of the Glacier Express train
...we follow the route of the Glacier Express train
we'll be scaling the Alps by car today!
we'll be scaling the Alps by car today!
the road heads up toward the Furka pass, at 2430m elevation
the road heads up toward the Furka pass, at 2430m elevation
we can look back at our routes in and out of the valley
we can look back at our routes in and out of the valley
then we start down, into Graubünden and the Vorderrhein
then we start down, into Graubünden and the Vorderrhein
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the route levels out a bit as we end the day's drive
the route levels out a bit as we end the day's drive
we stop at last at the oldest Swiss town, Chur
we stop at last at the oldest Swiss town, Chur
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136240658.szGfFWlE.jpg we arrive in time to catch an exhibit on artist Alberto Giacometti
we arrive in time to catch an exhibit on artist Alberto Giacometti
then a slow stroll through the old town
then a slow stroll through the old town
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136240670.8EPjiG7A.jpg on Obere Gasse, near the Obertor...
on Obere Gasse, near the Obertor...
...Marla finds a flower
...Marla finds a flower
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ducking into a courtyard off Martinsplatz
ducking into a courtyard off Martinsplatz
some parts of the town are very well-preserved
some parts of the town are very well-preserved
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136240682.Hi8tyC2E.jpg back on the square, we go into Kirche St. Martin
back on the square, we go into Kirche St. Martin
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136240685.QWzUGyiF.jpg the church has stained glass by Augusto Giacometti
the church has stained glass by Augusto Giacometti
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on the street again
on the street again
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136240823.RHHMqkjq.jpg now walking up the hill toward the cathedral
now walking up the hill toward the cathedral
hmmm...
hmmm...
...not sure about these
...not sure about these
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136240827.SJU4rzzh.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136240830.3aherl2B.jpg the gate tower to the Episcopal courtyard
the gate tower to the Episcopal courtyard
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the cathedral
a quiet area in town
a quiet area in town
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136240838.588HPBIP.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136240839.Yhxxg3MZ.jpg back down the hill, into the tight streets again
back down the hill, into the tight streets again
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f136240842.uXhIawKZ.jpg a last view of Chur
a last view of Chur
panorama: above the upper Rhine belvedere
panorama: above the upper Rhine belvedere