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Reminiscing about the Matterhorn, Part I

During the 2015 and 2016 Artist Projects, most of the people who visited my booth mentioned the picture that caught their eye was "Toblerone Piece.  Given its popularity, I figured I'd share my experiences of getting there and capturing the scene in the next few blog posts.

I visited Switzerland in 2013, and not knowing much about the country, I used trusty old tripadvisor to recommend some places to see.  Zermatt was listed as the top attraction as it served as the base city to see the Matterhorn, so I caught a train to Zermatt to see what all the fuss was about.

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I can't quite remember if these were taken from the train to Zermatt, or the train from Zermatt to the Matterhorn observation site (Gornergrat), but whatever the case, the view was just beautiful.  Imagine getting to wake up to that every day - incredible.  

There's a cog train that takes you up to Gornergrat, which serves as a vantage point to see the Matterhorn, but the train itself provides some amazing views.  Here's a pro tip for you aspiring photographers - make sure you have your camera on you when you expect to see breathtaking vistas, because this photographer had to furiously rummage through his bag to grab his camera and quickly snap a few pictures =P

When the train finally arrived at Gornergrat, I was immediately greeted with a great view of the Swiss Alps, with the chiseled peak of the Matterhorn serving as the exclamation point.  I took a few pictures, but then realized you could actually hike from the observation deck to a vantage point of your choosing.  I'll talk more about that in my next blog post =)