Aug 02

Photo of the Day: Authentic Swiss Guy

Mike Thurk thought he’d found a real-life gnome when he captured this photo during the Via Alpina II. Gnome or not, this guy is authentic Swiss. (like old-school traditional Swiss…maybe even descended from Wilhelm Tell).

How do we know?

Aside from the most obvious clues like his outfit, the hanging flower arrangements and the neatly stacked woodpile:

-He is a perfect height with respect to the front door of the chalet. (Old chalets have small doors which are usually too small for non-Swiss).


-The images that Mike took of him came out in black and white. (A sure sign of authenticity).

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