During our 2 day stay in Gruyères, we happened to experience both spring and winter. The first day was a rainy and cold spring day in April, like the ones we had just witnessed in Zürich, and we went to sleep imagining the weather the next day would be similar. (I was secretly hoping for sunshine.)
When we woke up, however, it was May and the ground and trees were covered in a thick white layer. I couldn’t believe my eyes! It had snowed! Overnight, it had become winter again, just like that. No one even asked us. By evening, though, the snow had turned back into rain.
So here’s a double set of pictures: the same door during two consecutive days.
I like how massive the stone building looks compared to the door and the green vines add an extra something. It looks old. The door is very modest compared to the rest, which makes me think this was built to be a farm house, storage house, or maybe a monastery of some sort. That the people who went through that door didn’t need (or didn’t get) anything fancier.