Wednesday, 27 August 2008


Situated upon the border of the Duchy of San Bruno is the little known Swiss Canton of Oberaltdorf. It is a land of mountains,lakes and watch making ,not to mention a thirst to reclaim its ancient territory now within the Duchy of San Bruno.

Pictured are some examples of the local costumes worn by the Canton's inhabitants. They are proud of their culture,organised lifestyle and efficient,clean transport system.They also ,and rightly so, are proud of the smallish ( in number not height) Cantonal forces...


  1. The cantonal militia are, of course, well known for their terrifying war-yodels, which nearly broke the Gallian left flank at the Battle of Marignara in the early 1500s.

  2. My mother's family is from the Swiss canton of Ticino . . . a mountainous one similar to Oberaltdorf.

    And they are all short in stature . . . but very hardy.

    -- Jeff