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Wood world

You won’t find many places with as many wooden buildings as the Ballenberg open air museum. Traditional houses and farm buildings – which have been saved from demolition, dismantled, and re-built in the grounds of the museum – show the history of the past couple of hundred years of Swiss farming. www.ballenberg.ch/

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Collar

Worn by animals in the alpine area (and often as a belt by traditional Swiss farmers).

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Kachelofen

A traditional wood fire oven in the centre of an old Swiss farmouse. Such a unit, functioning as a heater, would’ve been placed in the middle of the house to provide the whole building with heat throughout the winter, as well as firing a small oven on the side of the main unit. These are […]

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Crossbeam ends

Holding up the roof of a traditional Tessiner barn, now transplated to the Ballenberg open air museum near Brienz.

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Cobblers

No, seriously, that’s where they were lined up. Loving my new 28-70mm/f2.8 lens by the way…

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Cockerel

…who saw I wanted to take a photo of his backlit plumage and promptly took a few steps away into the shade.

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Wabbit

A much warmer day than expected, spent walking around the Ballenberg open air museum.

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Great Frontage

A traditional Swiss farmhouse, transplanted from Ostermundingen (BE) and re-built in the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum at Brienzwiler. Note the fake windows in the upper level, which have been painted onto the wood to make the frontage seem more impressive and the (original) owner more opulent. This and many other farmhouses and outbuildings in the museum, […]

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