This is the small church of the Swiss village Cresta in Avers valley in the canton Grisons (Graubünden). Cresta is situated in an altitude of 1.958 metres - already above the forest line. About 7 kilometres from here - at the upper end of the valley - there is Juf, Europe's highest village.
The church and the graveyard - as you can see here - are situated a bit outside the village (please see map/satellite view). It is the oldest church of the whole valley – built in 13th century in Romanesque style by emigrated Walser people who came here from Valais. Its bell tower still houses four bells from 1513. People there call it „Edelweiß-Kirchlein“, that means little edelweiss church.
In background one can see Mt. Timun, 3.211 meters a.s.l.
What a lovely church situated in a great landscape and in high altitude "near the sky". I really like how we kind of look down to the church also seeing the graveyard a bit. What a peaceful spot. Yes I am sure you can find Edelweiss in this area ... or maybe it is too high? Fascinating architecture, it completely fits into the landscape. Interesting rooftop, it has a slightly oriental feel.