Saturday, May 30, 2009

Matterhorn, Switzerland

Here is something really nice coming from Switzerland. I really love such idyllic mountain views. The Alpines  simply remind me of chocolate production for some reason.

This mountain here is called Matterhorn and according to Caroline, its Swiss' most popular one. With its 4,478 metres, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps, and its 1,200 metres  north face is one of the Great North faces of the Alps also one of the deadliest peaks in the Alps. 
Although not the highest mountain in Switzerland, the Matterhorn is considered to be an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps and the Alps in general. It lies on the border between Switzerland and Italy. 
The mountain derives its name from the "Matte", which means 'meadow'  and "Horn" which means 'peak'. 

there are two stamps on the card. The one on the left is from 2008, from a set of 4 definitive stamps called cereals, and the one here, represents the rye. The other one is a Special Stamp from 2009, called, Preserve the Glaciers.

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