Photographer's Note

Photo taken during a bicycle race in 1996. In the canton of Grisons characteristic feature of the landscape are small rural churches, situated on the outskirts of villages.

Grisons (Graubunden German, Grischum Rhaeto-Romance, Italian Grigioni Italian). Graubünden was inhabited by Rhaets, Etruscan tribe of origin, where - in the Roman period - the name created by the emperor Octavian Reece province. From the sixth century, was under the dominion of the Franks, in the ninth century became part of the kingdom of the East - Franconia, and then in the tenth century the German Reich. Direct power exercised in the Grisons, the feudal lords who opposed the arms created in the fourteenth century bourgeois - peasant associations (among others in 1395 Graue Bund, where the name of Graubunden). In 1498, she was allied with the Swiss Confederation against the Emperor Maximilian I.

Joining the canton of Grisons as occurred during the Napoleonic (1803). Grisons is the largest, while the least populous canton of Switzerland. Lies entirely in the Alps and has a favorable climate anomalies and the wealth of mineral waters, in addition there are also high-class teams and historic buildings. It is a culturally diverse, which is a clear link with the existing zones language here, in the southern part of the Italian language (14%), in the valleys of the Inn and the Rhine - Rhaeto-Romance language (ca. 31%), in the north - the German language ( 55%). The prevailing Protestantism. Individual, separated by land in the valley remained distinct ethnographic.

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