Piz Gloria is the name of the hideout used by Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE, in Ian Fleming's James Bond novel 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. In the 1969 film of the same name a revolving restaurant, at the time under construction, was used as a double for Blofeld's hideout. The restaurant was located on a mountain in Switzerland named Schilthorn above a town named Murren and proved an ideal location for the film. A photo of the restaurant appears on the home page.
The Schilthorn revolving restaurant still exists today and is now commonly known by its screen name. It has become a place of pilgrimage for many Bond fans over the years, and in May 2015 I was fortunate to visit there.
This site is named Piz Gloria for a number of reasons:
1) My favourite Bond film is OHMSS. It's a great story and follows the book very closely. The film also marked a return in the series to a more realistic Bond adventure, probably only really feasible at the time because of the introduction of a new actor to play Bond, George Lazenby.
2) I want people to visit this site, and while I know it will never become a place of pilgrimage, I hope it will be visited by other collectors again and again.
Here's some more reasons why OHMSS is such a good film:
And here's a video of a visit to Schilthorn and Piz Gloria by a fan of this website, Tony Faehse: