Strange Arrangement of Buildings at Airport, Australia

Pine Gap
Abbey road studios
Matterhorn
Matterhorn, Zermatt
Suggested by: Unknown

How cool is this: 2.792.792.792.792.79

The famous mountain of Matterhorn that, among many things, has inspired the shape of the chocolate Toblerone.
See it in Google Earth
Information on WikipediaRandom placemark

12345


Information about Matterhorn

The Matterhorn (Italian: Monte Cervino, French: Mont Cervin or Le Cervin) is perhaps the most familiar mountain in the European Alps. On the border between Switzerland and Italy, it towers over the Swiss town of Zermatt and the Italian town Breuil-Cervinia in the Val Tournanche. The mountain derives its name from the German word 'matt' (meaning valley or meadow) and the characteristic horn shape of its peak.[1]

The Matterhorn has four faces, facing the four compass points, with the north and south faces meeting to form a short east-west summit ridge. The faces are steep, and only small patches of snow and ice cling to them; regular avalanches send the snow down to accumulate on the glaciers at the base of each face. The Hörnli ridge of the northeast (in the center of the view from Zermatt) is the usual climbing route.

This information was provided by Wikipedia under the GNU license. Read more about this placemark on Wikipedia.

Comments about Matterhorn

Comments(0) | Write comment


Related results:

Eiffel tower Vegas, Las Vegas (grade 2.97 of 5)
The Golden Gate bridge, San Fransisco (grade 3.10 of 5)
The Panama canal, Panama (grade 3.17 of 5)
The Globe, Stockholm (grade 3.74 of 5)
Niagara falls, USA (grade 3.77 of 5)

Some random placemarks in Schweiz

MatterhornMatterhorn, Zermatt (grade 2.79 of 5)

Five completely random placemarks from the database

Somewhere NW of Iraqi palaceSomewhere NW of Iraqi palace, Iraq (grade 3.07 of 5)
Microsoft HeadquartersMicrosoft Headquarters, Washington (grade 3.23 of 5)
Ghost PlaneGhost Plane, Leefdaal (grade 3.88 of 5)
LueckeLuecke, Texas (grade 4.09 of 5)
Machu PicchuMachu Picchu, Cuzco (grade 4.01 of 5)