As we witness history in the making, we are reminded of the spirit of humanity and global unity. In these trying times, the world has shown solidarity not just through social media, but across iconic landmarks.
All the way in Switzerland, an image of Singapore’s flag was projected on Matterhorn Mountain in the Swiss Alps, to show solidarity with the country’s the fight against COVID-19.
The caption noted the similarities the two countries have, with different ethnicities living together in peace.
The beautiful displays was a project by Zermatt, the village at the base of the mountain. Light artist Gerry Hofstetter has been illuminating the Matterhorn with various flags of the world since 24 March 2020, as a sign of hope and solidarity to the world.
America’s red, white and blue was recently featured on 16 April 2020.
Magnificent! Last night, #Switzerland sent a message of #hope and solidarity to the US by projecting the American flag onto the peak of the iconic #Swiss mountain, the Matterhorn. @zermatt_tourism 🇨🇭🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/YntCsEJG1A
— Jacques Pitteloud (@SwissAmbUSA) April 16, 2020
Check out the rest of the flags that appeared on the ‘Toblerone Mountain’.
We greet our Japanese friends, partners and guests and send them a sign of hope and strength to overcome this unusual and difficult time. #Japan #Zermatt #Matterhorn @nhk_news @Yomiuri_Online @asahi @mainichi @japantimes https://t.co/qFjiKvhokc pic.twitter.com/tTX7UJrBag
— Zermatt – Matterhorn (@zermatt_tourism) April 15, 2020
🌎#Mundo l Cada noche, la cumbre más alta de los Alpes suizos, el pico del monte Cervino, se ilumina con los colores de banderas de todo el mundo, en señal de esperanza frente a la pandemia de #coronavirus. El gran artista es #GerryHofstetter. Fotografías: @zermatt_tourism. 🤩❤️ pic.twitter.com/5HOgy64pRl
— Pichincha Comunicaciones (@pichinchauniver) April 23, 2020
— Zermatt – Matterhorn (@zermatt_tourism) April 19, 2020
Swiss’ neighbour Italy was also featured on the mountain, and the Burj respond kindly by lighting up the tower.
Thailand’s flag was also featured today.
It’s a cool and kind gesture by Switzerland and it goes to show that we’re all in this together.
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