The Matterhorn is of course very famous. I did get a shot of it through the village chalets. This must be one pretty place when it snows.
And naturally the emphasis is on...skiing. If you don't ski, what else could you do? Probably take photos...OR, spend time being in the Apres Ski groups. Except you would only be part of the apres...no skiing. You would have be fond of...FONDUE...too. cute.
This red train, of which you only see the engine, actually went UP the mountain via cable. If you look at the tracks on the left you can see the cable in the middle that also slows the train down when coming back.
You wanted mountains????? Here they are....
Arrival at the train station in Zermatt. This is at the base of the Matterhorn. To actually GO to the Matterhorn you have to take 2 cable cars that swing in the breeze and when you get there to the top you touch the ground and say, yup I've been there. Well the closest I got was to photograph it. The cable trip was very time consuming and I wanted to be on the train before dark. But I did see the Matterhorn as you will see below...
|Zermatt's Village Christmas Tree in the process of decoration. If you look to the right of the tree, there is the infamous Matterhorn. There are photos, paintings, sculptures, drawings, etc. of this famous place.|
|In another couple of weeks this place will be covered in white stuff. Meanwhile, the mountains were a little short of snow this time of year, but it certainly was cold.|
Walking along the streets was a pleasure as there are no gas powered vehicles allowed in the town. It is also very quiet. No one was even yodeling.
|On the way back down the alps - photos while moving. The dark areas get sun maybe 2-3 hrs. a day because the mountains block it.|
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