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Neighbors of Ollon, Switzerland
Switzerland. We've just moved in, and it's time to get out and scope out the neighborhood.
may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
A walk to Antagnes, 16 March 2014
We're leaving beautiful downtown Ollon and following a signposted track up through the vineyards to the south.
The village of St-Triphon (also a part of the commune of Ollon), a medieval hilltop installation with its probably 13th century tower and, on the far side of the hill, a working black marble quarry dating from nearly the same period.
The back road to Antagnes from Ollon
Antagnes is a tiny hamlet of Ollon commune, about 3 kilometres to the south of Ollon village itself at roughly 600m altitude.
With the Dents de Morcles hovering
The Ruelle du Four à Pains on the northern end of town
Leysin's Prafandaz meadows in the distance, already pretty much snowfree in mid-March. Tell that to Senator Inhofe.
Antagnes street scenes
One little road up towards Villars, another down towards Bex
We'll explore the lower road first.
The famous salt mines of Bex, in continuous use since the late 15th century, are in the middle distance.
The end of town. We'll go back up.
The village school
The steps up into the loft
We're being watched. (NSA)
Back to the Ruelle du Four à Pain, and that's probably the bread oven itself.
A different way home -- down the Sentier des Arnoux path to lower Ollon
Back up into Ollon proper
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