Saturday, August 31, 2013

Engadin - Switzerland

The next post will be dedicated to swiss cards, all of them sent by Grace and showing different places in Switzerland. 

© Photoglob Zürich - Foto: © Torsten Krüger
The Engadin is a long valley in the Swiss Alps located in the canton of Graubünden in southeast Switzerland. It follows the route of the Inn River from its headwaters at Maloja Pass running northeast until the Inn flows into Austria, one hundred kilometers downstream. The Engadin is protected by high mountains on all sides and is famous for its sunny climate, beautiful landscapes, and outdoor activities. - in: wikipedia

© Photoglob Zürich - Foto: © Max Weiss St. Moritz
This card shows Sent, a village located in the Engadin Valley.
Sent, in the Engadine valley, is beautifully situated on a sunny plateau high above the Inn River at an altitude of 1440 meters above sea level. A major attraction in this village is the “Parkin Not dal Mot”. This park at the western end of Sent was designed by Not Vital, a local, world-renowned artist. His art, his structural creations and sculptures are on exhibit in the park.
 The village itself is also noteworthy for its architecture with the typical Sent gables as well as the prominent village church and the unusual bell tower. - in:

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