Canada has taken over Switzerland’s mighty Matterhorn.
In a show of solidarity with countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the Swiss town of Zermatt is projecting flags from around the world on the iconic mountain.
At 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high, the Matterhorn is Europe’s sixth-tallest mountain. By most accounts, it is the most recognizable.
Here it overlooks the resort town on April 25th, known locally as Unofficial Canada Day.
“The aim of the campaign was to give people around the world a sign of hope in times of the coronavirus crisis, to show solidarity with those affected, and express gratitude to people who are helping to overcome the crisis,” wrote the town’s tourism department on its website.
The initiative is supported by the government of Zermatt and features light art by Gerry Hofstetter. More than 80 images were projected on the natural landmark during a three-day period last week.
“The light on the Matterhorn has now gone out. However, should the crisis rise against all expectations, the sign of hope will also light up again,” reads the website.
Other countries featured to date include New Zealand, Australia, Nepal, Pakistan, Morocco, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Liechtenstein, Russia, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, and the continent of Africa.
Check out the full gallery here.