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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Z is for Zermatt, Switzerland

Courtesy of Mr. Google, this is the sort of picture most people see of Zermatt,
with its famous mountain known as the Matterhorn in the background.

Dick's close-up of the Matterhorn. © Photos by Richard Schear except where indicated. 


Wikipedia photo.
All vehicles on Zermatt streets
(above left and above) must be electric.
Swiss watches, anyone?
Hotel in Zermatt.


We had spent a night in Geneva, Switzerland, got up very, very early, and took a train to a town called Visp. From there we took another train to Zermatt, where we boarded the luxury train called the Glacier Express, which travels from Zermatt to the renowned ski resort of St. Moritz. In the Wikipedia photo below, the Glacier Express is seen just before it enters Zermatt.



Posted for Mrs. Nesbitt's popular meme,
so popular now that it needs a whole team!
ABC Wednesday
Thanks, Mrs. N. and team
for getting us to the end of Round 8, and Year 4.
To see how other bloggers made use of the letter Z, please click

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous place, terrific photos and a great post for the Z Day! Hope your week is going well, Kay!

Sylvia

Carver said...

What a beautiful place and I like the way you use places for ABC Wednesday.

Roger Owen Green said...

Fascinating shot of the snowline in that charming city.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

aka Penelope said...

Glad to find you so Zealously looking for someplace that starts with the letter Z, Kay! Looks like a lovely town to visit or view from the window of a train. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

wow Breathtaking views, those mountains are wonderful!
Great post Kay!
I'm taking my notes, I want to visit there! :)
Léia

Meryl said...

I was in Zermatt years ago and loved it - still do. I would love to return. YOur photos are beautiful and truly capture that year-round winter wonderland.

VioletSky said...

These mountains are very different than the Rockies that you would be more familiar with!

Filip Demuinck said...

Super, looks a bit like the Matterhorn.

Greetings,
Filip

Wanda said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Disneyland matterhorn is nice, but the real thing is awesome.

Reader Wil said...

These mountains are so awsome! I like such high mountains, though I would never climb them. I admire mountaineers, for it must be very difficult. This week a Dutch woman was killed in the mountains, because she slipped and fell down.
Thanks for your visit and kind comment. Have a great day tomorrow! Love, Wil.

chubskulit said...

Spectacular views Kay!

Leslie: said...

Oh gee! Another place to put on my Bucket List for travel...looks absolutely stunning. When's the best time of year to go?

Tumblewords: said...

I'd have to look at my 'stuff' to find where I was - seems like Zugspitz? The village in your photos looks so familiar and the mountains are incredible!

Halcyon said...

A beautiful shot of Zermatt. Perfect choice for the Z day!

Hildred and Charles said...

Spectacular photos, Kay. The shot of the Matterhorn is quite awe inspiring.

Tammy said...

Stunning pictures that really do take my breath away!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Have wonderful memories of Zermatt. Including Germans on the train saying "wunderbar" in reaction to the stunning scenery.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The Swiss Alps are so beautiful! I enjoyed your close up views.

Gattina said...

That's centuries ago that I have seen the Matterhorn ! In Geneva I was in 2004 staying at a friend's !

Jane and Chris said...

I feel a yodel coming on!
Jane x

Francisca said...

A perfect Z post, Kay! The Glacier Express from Zermatt has the distinction of being the SLOWEST express train in the world... but that must have made it a fantabulous train trip! Besides, who'd want to really express it through that magnificent scenery?

Paula Scott said...

Wow-it is amazing to think how good a job Disneyland did of recreating the Matterhorn!
I've sort of been to Zurich as a stoop over which was long enough for us to get a room to get some naps in!

Seasons said...

You really have to admire the natural beaauty in Switzerland, but also the way it has been kept clean by its people. The pictures are excellent. Very nice to see the towering mountains and the little cascade at the end.

jabblog said...

Your lovely photos make me want to visit Switzerland again.

Shady Gardener said...

YOU have fun with many different memes. Wish I had more time... perhaps someday? I've had fun exploring! :-)

Dhemz said...

now this is pretty cool! one of the places I would like to visit someday...:)