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Nobody today doubts the beauty of these alpine peaks. And yet to a medieval peasant, they are a rocky, unpassable, infertile, unarable blight upon the landscape, worthless, and home to malaevolent gnomes, trolls, and demons. In the nineteenth century bored upper class Englishmen making the Grand Tour around Europe began to "Romanticise" nature. Out with the manmade, classical ideals of proportion and symmetry, in with rugged adventurers carrying walking sticks before a backdrop of snow-capped peaks. The Romantic movement had clearly won by the time Holmes was killed by Professor Moriarity at Reichenbach Falls. Today it is acknowledged that Switzerland is the most beautiful country in Europe and Swiss farmers among the most skilled in the world.
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