Iranian flag projected on Matterhorn in message of hope

The Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps was lit up with an incredible projection of an Iranian flag in a message of hope during the coronavirus pandemic.

Iran (IMNA) - Flags from across the globe has been beaming onto the face of the Matterhorn above the resort of Zermatt since the start of the pandemic. Iran's national flag has been projected onto the iconic Swiss Alps in a show of solidarity and hope.

The 4,478-metre mountain overlooks Zermatt, a town in southern Switzerland.

Daniel Luggen, spa director of Zermatt-Matterhorn, said the projections were a message to the rest of the world.

'Since almost a month, we're illuminating every night the Matterhorn with different symbols, to give the people hope and show our solidarity to the world,' Mr Luggen said in a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday evening.

The projections are also 'to say thank you to all these people working hard during this crisis,' Mr Luggen said.

'It's empty and quiet in Zermatt and that makes us sad, but soon we look forward to (having) you back here,' Mr Luggen said. 

Renowned Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter, 58, has been lighting up the mountain with spectacular displays of country flags and messages of hope since March 24. 

The first image that illuminated the mountain on March 24 simply read '#Hope' in striking white letters against a red backdrop. 

Hofstetter has also projected the flags of Japan, Germany, Spain, France and Italy — as well as textual messages including '#StayAtHome' and #AllOfUs — onto the Matterhorn.

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