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Excursion: goat's view of the Matterhorn


The goats in yesterday's post have this view of the Matterhorn (the north face, I think). I can't believe that this is the first time that distinctive Swiss peak has appeared on my blog!

The Matterhorn has an elevation of 4,478 meters (14,692 feet). It was in July 1865 that it was first ascended. Wikipedia article about the Matterhorn.

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15 comments:

JM said...

I don't remeber if I ever commented on your blog, but I'm visiting you in a regular basis because I find your photos just great! What fantastic landscapes you have shown us! Great work!

alaya said...

the layers of mountain in the background is beautiful

Tanya said...

Awesome shot! There is a ride called the Matterhorn in Disneyland. As kids, even as an adult now,lol, we would all get so excited when we could see the Matterhorn ahead on the road because we knew we were almost at Disneyland! Neat to see the real thing!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful!

Snapper said...

Hello Z. I'm glad you like your home town so much. I can see why and I do, every day. Cheers from Gabriola!

Hilda said...

I agree with Alaya! And their gradation of blues is just lovely! Lucky goats.

Hope said...

I, like Tanya, am familiar with the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland through photos only, though, in my case. It is nice to see such a wonderful photo of the real Matterhorn!

Sherry said...

Great capture Z! Lucky goats!

Kuanyin Moi said...

Beautiful blog....just discovered it for the first time today!

Conchscooter said...

Only some of it is Swiss, the rest is Monte Cervino in Italy. Not that anyone cares. Sniff.

claude said...

Beautiful mountains in the backyard.

Z said...

'scooter: The eccentricities of international borders and geology. Maybe some good marketing as well. I wondered if anyone would bring this up (the Google map of the region gives only the Italian name).

Rambling Round said...

Wow! A gorgeous mountain and photo.

Andreas said...

I guess the Italian speaking Swiss call it Monte Cervino too. I'm not familiar with this name since I am from german speaking Switzerland and it will always be the Matterhorn to me. 3 of the 4 faces are on the swiss side. The famous view is the one from the north (Zermatt). Viewing it from Italy it looks nice but not nearly as spectacular.

Conchscooter said...

But the food's better on the south side.