Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Weathervanes in Switzerland for Weathervane Wednesday

 These weathervanes were photographed in Switzerland by Don Smith.

Vincent's friend and former co-worker Don Smith was travelling in Switzerland when he photographed these two weathervanes.  The first one was photographed at Monument Boussole in Geneva.  It is a simple arrow with a very elaborate tail!  

The second weathervane was photographed by Don Smith at the summit of the Matterhorn glacier at 12,747 feet elevation!  Don captured the photo from the Mirador Observation Deck, Glacier Paradise, Kein Matterhorn.  It is a weathercock with a colorful tail with the red and white Swiss cross, and an arrow with a red tail above yellow cardinal points.  This observation deck is at the end point of the highest cable car in Europe.  Perhaps this is the highest weathervane in Europe? 

For the truly curious:

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise website in English:     

A YouTube video featuring the cable car, views of the Matterhorn, and the weathervane (4:05) at the observation deck:   

Click here to see over 500 weathervanes featured on Weathervane Wednesday:  


To cite/link to this blog post:  Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervanes in Switzerland for Weathervane Wednesday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted September 6, 2023, ( accessed [access date]). 

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