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Light Projections on the Matterhorn

The Matterhorn / Online / Art

The Matterhorn, often called the “mountain of mountains,” is a wonder of symmetry. Located in the Alps and 14,692 feet high, it is shaped like a pyramid and its four steep faces are each aligned with the four compass points. The north, east, and west faces are in Switzerland and the south face is in Italy. For climbers, the Matterhorn is a dangerous mountain that has taken a mortal toll. But right now its summit is a beacon of hope. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Swiss municipality of Zermatt is illuminating the upper northeast corner of the mountain every night, beginning at sunset, with majestic light projections designed by Gerry Hofstetter. Zermatt’s message of solidarity changes from day to day. Follow online and be uplifted. —L.J.

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