Friday, March 13, 2009

Photos of our village of Sitzenkirch (zit-sen-keerk)

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This is a barn that is attached to a house across from the village chapel.


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This is an old cloister across from the village chapel.  It  was originally built in 1120, burned in 1272 and almost destroyed in 1525 as a result of “the farmer’s war” when the nuns fled to Basel.  In 1722 the ruins were turned into this barn.  If you look closely you can see the fortified window slits in the middle of the photo from the original cloister.


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This is obviously an old mill.  It still runs and was built in 1597.  It was rebuilt in 1755. It was the cloisters mill. 


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This is an old photo that I found of the village church.


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This is a stream that runs down the mountain and down through and along the village streets


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I wish that I could have done this photo justice.  I looked up and saw dozens of airplane trails that made an intricate lattice work through the entire sky.


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This is a wooden stand that is used as a kiosk for one of the elderly villagers to sell her fruit, fresh homemade bread, marmalade, fresh cow’s milk and eggs.


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This is the view from the nearby mountain into the valley in which our village sits.   There is a castle on the top left and our house is just about in the middle.


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This is a photo of the neighboring village of Kandern.  This is where Ryan goes to school.  (The girls are in Sitzenkirch)  It is such a quaint village and has about 8100 people.  We are moving 3km to this town on April 1st.

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