Guarda and Ardez – pearls of Engadin
These two genuine villages belong to the area of Engadin in Switzerland- stretching from the Maloja pass to Zernez. More about them and the technique in sgraffito I.
Ardez is the other painted houses’ village using the sgraffito technique –
Maybe not as beautiful as Guarda, but let’s take a closer look at the details…
I loved their way of doing this! Carefully put together, leaving the window clear.
Water fountains in every open area. And, the windows of course.
Then, walking along the main street, this house really stood out from the others…
Some of the paintings want a restoration, but for the most part they are well preserved.