Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Les Bourgeouis

"Les Bourgeouis de Calais" cast by Alexis Rudier, Kunstmuseum Basel

Sunday, November 27, 2016


"The sandstone statue in Basel's Rathaus courtyard is Lucius Munatius Plancus, a Roman senator and officer of Julius Caesar when he founded the nearby city of Augusta Raurica in 44 B.C. It is the oldest Roman colony on the Rhine. The sculpture was created in 1580 by Hans Michel from Strasbourg. In the gallery are paintings from 1610 by Hans Bock. Above the left arch is a colorful tribute to when Basel joined the Swiss Federation in 1501." ~ Wikipedia

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Basel Minster

"The Basel Minster (German: Basler Münster) is one of the main landmarks and tourist attractions of the Swiss city of Basel. It adds definition to the cityscape with its red sandstone architecture and coloured roof tiles, its two slim towers and the cross-shaped intersection of the main roof. The Münster is listed as a heritage site of national significance in Switzerland.

Originally a Catholic cathedral and today a Reformed Protestant church, it was built between 1019 and 1500 in Romanesque and Gothic styles. The late Romanesque building was destroyed by the 1356 Basel earthquake and rebuilt by Johannes Gmünd, who was at the same time employed for building the Freiburg Münster. This building was extended from 1421 by Ulrich von Ensingen, architect of the cathedral towers at Ulm and Strasbourg. The southern tower was completed in 1500 by Hans von Nußdorf." ~ Wikipedia

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Basel Final 2016

"The 2016 UEFA Europa League Final was the final match of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League, the 45th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the seventh season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. It was played at the St. Jakob-Park in Basel, Switzerland on 18 May 2016, between English team Liverpool and Spanish team and two-time defending champions Sevilla. Sevilla won the match 3–1 to become the first team to win the UEFA Cup/Europa League three times in a row; it was their record fifth title overall." ~ Wikipedia

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016


Basel is divided into two by the Rhine. To pass from one side to the other, many people cross using one of these reaction ferries.

"A reaction ferry is a cable ferry that uses the reaction of the current of a river against a fixed tether to propel the vessel across the river. Such ferries operate faster and more effectively in rivers with strong currents." ~ Wikipedia

Friday, November 18, 2016


It's my understanding that a number of once distinguished (i.e. wealthy) citizens of Basel are interred here in the confines of the cloister at Basel Minster.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

More Views

With just a little imagination. . .

I don't think it's hard to imagine the religious who once walked these passageways.

Basel Minster
Basel, Switzerland

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Looking back at the entrance to the cloister.

Basel Minster
Basel, Switzerland

Monday, November 14, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016


"Johannes Oecolampadius or Oecolampad (1482–24 November 1531) was a German Reformed theologian religious reformer from the Electorate of the Palatinate. He worked with Erasmus and Zwingli, and also influenced a later generation of Protestants, including Heinrich Bullinger and John Calvin. Theologically he was considered to be close to Zwingli, with whom he shared a friendly attitude towards Mary and Marian veneration." ~ Wikipedia

Monday, November 7, 2016

Vaduz II

The town clock of Vaduz is a Rolex.

And, no, this isn't Florida. :-)

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016


The Abbey of St. Gall is large enough to make it difficult to capture all in one photo. So here's a model that now rests in the abbey's famous library.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016