Sweet Painted Ladies – Sgraffito Part II

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.

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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.

14 comments on “Sweet Painted Ladies – Sgraffito Part II

  1. just had a look at Part 1 too… what a magical place, so every house has its own personality, like its oners maybe🙂 very colorful, so picturesque and unique… the last but one image left me speechless… how old is this building? the facade reminds me of the frescoes of a medieval church… beautiful!!

Halva verket är läsarens - så, vad säger Du? As the second half is the reader's - I'd love to have Your line!

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