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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Brienz-West, Switzerland

In 2007, hubby and I visited Switzerland as part of a multi-generational family vacation.  We were based in the town of Interlaken.


From Interlaken, we had day trips to nearby towns, enjoying the surrounding snow-capped mountains, fresh air and green valleys, along with Switzerland's interesting combination of German, Italian and French cuisine and culture.   




One of our day trips took us through the village of Brienz-West.  It is well-known for its talented wood carvers; the main street it filled with shops that feature their intricate works.  

As we walked through the town, and back to Interlaken, we came upon this small cemetery, filled with typical headstones and also a different type of grave marker. 

For a town of wood-workers, these fine, wooden crosses seemed appropriate.
 

Overlooking Lake Brienz.

View of Lake Brienz and mountains.
 









   



 

Rustic Swiss home next to the cemetery.




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