Joseph Chilton Pearce

This is a lovely window box I saw in the pretty village of Stein-Am-Rhein, near Winterthur in Switzerland.


The immense cultural heritage of this medieval city is a major source of pride to the citizens of Stein am Rhein. As children, they learn about the colorful stories told by the painted facades of historic buildings.
These paintings, some biblical or historical in nature depict tales of wine, vineyards, crafts, festivals and a full range of human conditions. Themes vary from history or mythology, commerce or warfare to morality. Originally, the wealthy residents of these decidedly upscale dwellings had these frescoes applied as highly visible testimony to their affluence.
Stein am Rhein is widely regarded as Switzerland’s best preserved medieval small town.
The whole of the city is comprised of the medieval town center, the Vor der Brugg, a quarter on the left bank of the Rhine, the modern quarters, a few farmhouses, and the two islets of Werd.


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A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 13 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.


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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Charmiene!

  • thankyou so much Istvan!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Charmiene

  • thankyou so very much!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    very good

  • thankyou so much Antanas!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekover 3 years ago

    Beautiful architecture, wonderful capture!

  • thankyou so much!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, excellent POV

  • thankyou so mcuh!!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • snapitnc
    snapitncover 3 years ago

    great shot, nice verse charmiene,cheers mike

  • thankyou so very much!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • thankyou so much gena!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    What an image, it is perfectly clear with excellent detail of the actual colors,,,it is charming by Charmiene,,,,Rick

  • thankyou so much Rick!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Groblerover 3 years ago

    So pretty!

  • thankyou so mcuh Maureen!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

    Oh this is one beautiful window that you’ve done an outstanding job in capturing Charmiene. Beautiful lighting to. A favorite for me. Kathy :)

  • thankyou so much Kathy!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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