If you’re walking around St. Moritz, it won’t take long for you to notice gorgeous geometric patterns etched around doorways, windows and under rooftop cornices of most buildings here. Called "scrafitti," these lines, triangles and waves made their way into this region of Switzerland starting in the 16th century when Swiss chefs, merchants and mercenaries established trade routes and businesses east to Byzantium and brought the designs back with them. Take a stroll around the nearby town of Sils Maria to study the wave-like scrafitti, which some say represents the cyclical nature of life—and also helps departed souls reach heaven after death.
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