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These are two typical chimneys of the traditional houses in the Swiss canton Ticino. The houses, the stairs, the roofs, the balconies, the chimneys - everthing is built out of granite stones from the surrounding valleys and thus the villages here seem to be grown out of the ground. The incredible weight of these granite roofs (one square meter more than a ton!) is born by beams out of sweet chestnut wood.

I took this photo in the village Mosogno, high up in Onsernone valley.

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