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San Nicoló Church in Pontresina
The church was built in baroque style in 1640, towards the end of the Thirty Years' War and after the end of the Grisons confusion. It is located on the Via Maistra, at the southern end of the old Laret quarter, and determines the village image.The tower, which is attached to the church building, was situated on the west wall of the church on Via Maistra. In 1887 the architect Jakob Ragaz moved the tower in an old form to the present place.

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Arthur Lebacq01-Mar-2021 08:06
Love the shadow play in this beautiful image...nicely composed....VV
George McCarten01-Mar-2021 03:31
A beautiful church . . . and that folks were actually building these during long wars of which religions played a large part shows.....strength of faith? Stubbornness? Defiance? A combination, probably.
Julie Oldfield01-Mar-2021 01:58
Moving that seems arduous. It’s lovely. V
Dennis Hoyne01-Mar-2021 00:48
An impressive job, moving that tower. a lovely image, José.
bill friedlander01-Mar-2021 00:44
A wonderful setting for this lovely church. V
Hank Vander Velde01-Mar-2021 00:21
Great shot in good light Jose.
Philip P28-Feb-2021 23:28
laine28-Feb-2021 19:56
Such a unique style and always beautiful. A standout against that blue sky. V
John Hamers28-Feb-2021 19:38
Love the architecture of this beautiful church an interesting info about the moving of the tower. Great image. V!
Apostolos Tikopoulos28-Feb-2021 18:58
Such a beautiful composition with this interesting church. V.
Tom Munson28-Feb-2021 18:06
That is amazing that it was moved. Great shot, Jose.
Carter Creek28-Feb-2021 17:58
Nice. V
Walter Otto Koenig28-Feb-2021 17:22
Amazing they moved this tower. Very nice view and lighting. "V"
Nestor Derkach28-Feb-2021 17:11
Nice photo and not an easy task by Jakob to move the tower to a new place.
Nice church capture.
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