February 25, 2018

A little Swiss mountain village

While there was a great deal of skiing happening despite the bad weather... mainly by the female contingency of the family, I might add... I did get some shots from the charming village that has been the next best thing to childhood home.

Rougemont nestles into the pre-Alpine landscape and is the highest resort of the Pays-d’Enhaut holiday region in Canton Vaud. The name stems from the red rock outcroppings north of the village.

Rougemont has preserved its rich cultural and architectural heritage to the present day.

 Some of them are over 400 years old and richly embellished with carvings and frescos, decorated with flowers and inscribed with the names of the builder and first owner. 

Old customs contrast with diverse modern leisure activities that are on offer in both summer and winter.

Not much shopping in this corner of the valley...

... but oh so many opportunity to take pictures.

Old tools recycled...

... modern doorbells clashing... 

... endless secrets hidden behind closed doors... 

... even the stacked firewood looks orderly.

Baby, it's cold outside!

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