Kuwait flag projected onto Matterhorn in Swiss Alps for coronavirus solidarity
Switzerland’s famed Matterhorn mountain was illuminated with Kuwait flag as a symbol of solidarity during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Zermatt Tourism website says: Many Arab countries suffer from the coronavirus. We give hope and strength to the people of the GCC countries and the many expats living there: The Matterhorn shines for them tonight. Together we will overcome the crisis.
Light is hope! In this sense, the Matterhorn is illuminated daily during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter has been lighting up the 4,478-meter pyramidal peak straddling between Switzerland and Italy with spectacular displays of flags of different countries and messages of hope as part of a nightly series supporting nations combating the deadly coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Hofstetter is known for projecting images onto landmarks to create temporary art installations. He shined a full-sized image of the Titanic onto a huge Antarctic iceberg in 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking.
For nearly a month, the Matterhorn has been illuminated in the evening with the flags of countries including France, India, Japan, Germany, the UK, Portugal and more.
The popular tourist destination also projected messages encouraging people to stay home and guests to “Dream now, Travel later.”
They’ve set up webcams, so would-be visitors can watch the displays from home.