Friday, September 30, 2011

After Lunch at Murren

More from that wonderful day hiking in Switzerland, past small simple houses and well-cared for animals.  (Do you wash cows?  Hmm...)  It seemed that all had remained unchanged for hundreds of years.   It was idyllic on a warm sunny day in May, but can you imagine the winters?

Our guide told us that these small towns are actually subsidized by the state; no one could really make a living working this way now.  How great that Switzerland thinks its important to preserve this way of life.

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