Sunday, January 17, 2010

Der Matterhorn, July 1 1959

The Matterhorn was still brand spankin' new on July 1 1959 (it opened on June 14th, only about two weeks earlier!). I think I still see some bubble-wrap on it over there on the side. We've become jaded over the years and have forgotten how spectacular this must have looked to the hu-mans back in the day. You can see the Yacht Bar, and at the top of the Matterhorn is a silhouetted climber. Stop sitting around and dance or somethin'.

The sun has set, but the Matterhorn is bathed in the last peach-colored glow reflected from the sky. Looks pretty nice, huh?


Katella Gate said...

What a great way to start a grey and rainy day down south! A sunny picture of everybody's favorite faux pluton, the Matterhorn.

Vaughn said...

That sunset photo is truly iconic!

Chiana_Chat said...

You're right Maj we take it's mountain majesty for granted and Vaughn's right the 2nd pic is iconic but then both pics do, really - and ok Major, I'll meet you at the Yacht Bar and we can git up & clog!