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The Schlössli Inn and Cattle Trading Barn (Laurence Matson)

The Schlössli Inn and Cattle Trading Barn (Laurence Matson)

A typical Appenzell house. On the right is the residence area now housing a small inn downstairs. Upstairs is now the main residence area.
On the left, under the same roof, is the barn and stables, which is now used for the family's second income, trading cattle.
Like similar buildings in areas where there are no high winds attached to the Föhn, everything is under one roof.
In areas of Switzerland where the Föhn brings high winds with it, the commercial buildings are always not attached to the residence
and always at a right angle to the prevailing Föhn winds when they pass over the residence.
This early system of fire prevention dates back at least 600 years.
Nine images stitched using Panorama Factory. 105 macro with polarizer.

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The Sigma Users Group Galleries20-Aug-2003 08:16

The bowing you see is the sagging roof. These are old buildings - in this case about 230 years.

Chris Hall 15-Aug-2003 22:16
I should add a question - was it hard to get the lines on the buildings as straight as they are? If you look carefully, you can see some "bowing" as a result of the process.
Guest 15-Aug-2003 22:05
Fantastic panorama. Great subject - love the constrast of the bright flowers against the muted colors of the walls. I also like the way you took the pictures elevated above street level. You have a real talent for capturing these buildings.