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From Switzerland - the country that brought you Toblerone

Jeff Crawley

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Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
The residents of Zermatt in Switzerland have been sending out messages of solidarity with a world struggling with C-19 by projecting images onto the Matterhorn. If you've ever been there you'll appreciate how amazing this must be in real life but, as a taster:

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Mike Blackard

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How cool is that ! ? ! ?
I remember years ago in Madrid they had a light show, like a fountain of lights on some of the downtown buildings. I think they may have had music also. But to light up the Matterhorn!! ?? How do you even do this?
 

Kathar1na

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To Santiago and back (no name; Tours; Francés; sea; no name)
But to light up the Matterhorn!! ?? How do you even do this?
I must admit that I am in two minds about this. The mountains should be sacrosanct (to the extent that it is still possible these days). It seems that they simply beam up the image from a mountain hut/station. Here is a screenshot from one of the Zermatt webcams of this evening (Monday 13 April 21:38 local time):

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Kathar1na

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To Santiago and back (no name; Tours; Francés; sea; no name)
And here's what the scene looks like in the morning at 9:30. Needless to say that the town of Zermatt lives from tourism and suffers enormous economic damage and economic loss right now.

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jungleboy

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Francés 2017
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Madrid 2019
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On a somewhat related note re: 'the country that brought you Toblerone', near Nyon in French-speaking Switzerland, there is a WWII-era anti-tank defensive wall where the defences look like Toblerones. You can even walk past them on the Sentier des Toblerones (Toblerone Trail).

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That is too cool :cool: Plus I love Toblerone. And the Alps.

I do not like some of the Swiss goats, though; I had a bad experience being chased by one during a dayhike near Grindlewald in the '70s, as I was crossing a field. I'm still holding a grudge :)
 
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That is too cool :cool: Plus I love Toblerone. And the Alps.

I do not like some of the Swiss goats, though; I had a bad experience being chased by one during a dayhike near Grindlewald in the '70s, as I was crossing a field. I'm still holding a grudge :)
Don't hold a grudge; hold a cudgel.
 


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