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From one casual dining location to the next, this time though in Switzerland. At the entrance to the Monte Rosa sits an extension of the hotels restaurant/bar, which as you can see, is a relaxing place to sit back and watch the activity along the Banhofstrasse.

As it was unseasonably hot this particular year, it was hard to find an open seat anywhere that offered a cold drink and a place to sit…so, I did the next best thing and decided to photograph the “action” instead, and opt for a bottle of water from a small market just down the road.

Even with all that there is to see and do around this small alpine village, one of the neatest things are the pedestrian friendly streets, void of many noisy and obtrusive automobiles. To prevent air pollution which could obscure the view of the Matterhorn, the entire town is a combustion-engine car-free zone.

Almost all vehicles in Zermatt are battery driven and almost completely silent. Electric vehicles are allowed for local commerces. The Cantonal police can issue a permit which allows residents to drive and park at the northern outskirts. Some emergency (fire trucks, ambulances, etc.) and municipal (buses, garbage trucks, etc.) vehicles are also allowed to use combustion engines.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1564 W: 2 N: 3028] (11478)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-08-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/5 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-06-14 3:58
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