Huge St. Niklaus on the way up to the Matterhorn. The town's name is actually St. Niklaus (German)
A lovely tribute to the big guy in a red suit...
Nice blurry sign at the train station in Zermatt, which is the end of the line for this train. This makes it official that you are in Matterhorn country. Usually there is at least a foot of snow by now but the winter just hasn't kicked in yet. I'm glad...not fond of walking around in the stuff unless I have skis on.
An old door I found along the walkway that had such beautiful texture. It looked aged and had been around for a long time. The timber across the top depicts a lintel type of construction which is also a common method of supporting doorways from way back in Roman times. this was probably built in the 1800's though.
|Streams formed by glaciers melting. Right now there isn't enough snow to supply the reservoirs with water, so the glaciers are the only source. You can see that the water level is quite low.|