Friday, September 19, 2008

Matterhorn Bobsleds, 1962

Here's a fun group of slides featuring the mighty Matterhorn! My favorite is the first one, mom (or dad) managed to capture the kids as they sped past, and the look of joy on their faces is great! You can't really tell because she's facing away from us, but the girl with the pony tail in the middle is the same girl we met in this photo. We'll see her again soon!


The next two are just general shots of bobsleds in action. Here's one about to splash down (Pirate Ship peeking up in the distance)...


... while this one tries to capture a speeding sled, not very successfully (Moonliner in the background!).

4 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

I really like these Matterhorn pics, Major. What is that green wall/building just to the right of the pirate ship in the second photo?

Nouar said...

my god. i am drunk, and this is splendid.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Man to go back into time and ride single sled bobsleds again would be a dream of mine. There is just something so cool about the single sleds. Thanks for posting Matterhorn images, they are always a great thing to see!

The green wall is actually the Monorail track as it comes swooping close to the mountain.

Chiana said...

The bobsled in the first pic looks a bit like a cross between a rocket ship, a low rider coversion of a '50s classic and a classic pleasure boat. It's a pleasure to ride it too. I agree with Matterhorn1959 there's something neato about the single sled.