Saturday, November 19, 2016

Ferry



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


3 comments:

  1. What great views. You manage to give me many things to consider at once.

    Why did you choose a white rose? I ask because i used a white rose as a symbol for a looooong time . . . so, interested . . . of course, you don't have to answer - (you knew that) - but, now you know I noticed . . right?

    love & love,
    -g-

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    1. I'm using the rose to symbolize my participation in actively resisting many of what I consider to be fascist policies of our President-Elect as well as the people he is assembling to serve in his administration. Long a symbol of resistance, the white rose was most famously used by members of the resistance movement in Nazi Germany.

      "In 1942 Hans Scholl, a medical student at the University of Munich, his sister Sophie, Christoph Probst, Willi Graf, and Alexander Schmorell founded the 'White Rose' movement, one of the few German groups that spoke out against Nazi genocidal policies." ~ United States Holocaust Museum

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  2. I can't recall hearing the term before.

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