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Coming back home. (Click here.)

     While on vacation in Switzerland in 2011 my friends took me on a surprise trip.  "Fran today we're going for a ride to Germany."

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     About 2 hours later we came to a little town called Höchenschwand. Population: 2,500.  I had no idea why we came only to discover an outdoor Art Gallery. Creatures and fun displays made of....well, straw! It was amazing:  the detail and time it must have taken to create these sculptures. Lots of smiles as people walked from one piece to the next.

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     I took lots of pictures, and close-up shots of their techniques. Being a bronze sculptor I didn't know if I'd ever work with straw but was fascinated nonetheless. Here are samples of what I saw.

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Hansel and Gretel

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A giant snail.