A lazy day around Zermatt today and two images that have absolutely nothing to do with mountains.
Zermatt is a village that is constantly evolving. Its expansion over the last 50 years has been dramatic. Architecturally, new buildings offer modern interpretations of the traditional style, often successfully combining old and new materials. Thankfully, many of the old original buildings also survive, subject to renovations that are in keeping with their history.
The second is part of the frontage of the Backstage hotel, re-designed above the cinema in Zermatt. An example of the extraordinary design skills of Heinz Julen that can be found in a number of places within the Zermatt valley.