The Tyndall Memorial

The Tyndall Memorial

The Tyndall Memorial

In memory of the renowned naturalist and friend of the mountains John Tyndall.

The deep affection for her unforgettable husband, the feelings of guilt over his tragic end, and the affinity to the land and people, were likely to be the motives behind the stone monument, which was erected in this place by the widowed Louisa Charlotte Tyndall-Hamilton, who still makes the pilgrimage to the Belalp every year. The memorial stone, a natural foundling from a nearby depression, stands in a unique location on the so-called Triembiel. There, it was carved and engraved by Lorenzo Giovangrandi from Naters, according to the design by the landscape architect Fernand Corevon from Geneva. Then, the monolith was pulled up to the Triembiel with the simplest means and put in place.
Today, this simple, yet noble and impressive memorial on the Triembiel, gives account of the renowned naturalist and friend of the Alps, of his affinity to Switzerland and especially to the Belalp.
(Author: Erwin Jossen)

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