Showing posts from May 21, 2006
The Glacier Express

After two great days in Geneva, we took the train to Zermatt, most famous for the Matterhorn.

We stayed a night in Zermatt. Zermatt is a charming, if touristy town. It is all pedestrian, so you get to walk a lot, and of course the scenery is amazing. Here are a couple of shots. The first one is the main square of Zermatt, where the train comes into town.

Like I said, it's touristy, but still kind of cool. The whole town is basically hotels, restaurants, and shops. Here is a view down the main street in Zermatt.

Everything is pretty expensive, but as I have noted before, that is Switzerland. Cleanliness and efficiency are not free!

At the hotel we got lucky and had an amazing view of the Matterhorn from our balcony. Here is the view from our balcony.

All of the buildings in this photo are hotels. The open lot across the way, the corner of which is visible in the photo, was for sale. I was very curious how much it was. Many millions, I imagine. One of my fo…