I opened up the “West Australian” newspaper yesterday morning to find an interesting article on the 125th anniversary of the Glion Rochers-de-Naye Railway, which we visited back in May (see here and here for previous posts).
Quoting from the article,
“The land painting entitled, “A Story Of The Future” by French artist Saype, depicts a girl reading a book. The artwork covers about 6000 sq metres and was produced with more than 600 litres of bio degradable paint made from natural pigments”.
The anniversary celebrations are taking place this weekend and you can read more about the artist and his unusual style of work here. With snow still covering the ground at Rochers-de-Naye summit station back in May, he must have worked quickly to get the painting completed in time!
Back to my intended post for the week – continuing on our journey up to see the Matterhorn. After our pleasant lunch in Zermatt (see here), we headed off back to the Bahnhofplatz in the village centre to catch the electric cogwheel train that chugs up the mountain line to Gornergrat. The mountain station is 3089 metres above sea level and it takes just over half an hour to get there.
We had pre-purchased our tickets on arrival at Zermatt – a good move as the train is popular at any time of year and if you want to be sure of a seat make sure to arrive at the platform in plenty of time.
Suffice to say the journey on the little orange train was one of the most memorable we’ve ever done. These photos are just a quick preview with more to follow!
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