As in many other cities, the modern found a home in Basel around the turn of the last century, but produced some unique blends with earlier styles.
On a day with no markets, a swarm of busy bees invaded Basel's central marketplace, and PHeymont was there to watch.
Short of train drivers and conductors, Swiss railways are searching for new recruits on station platforms with the lure of a try at a train simulator
Basel is home to a wide variety of fountains, some whimsical, some serious, and all a part of the city's fabric. Here are some of PHeymont's favorites.
Here and there around the city, PHeymont encountered the remnants of Basel's medieval city walls.
Swiss transit systems are ready to switch over to a smartphone-based ticketless payment system.
Basel's Badischer Bahnhof is an architectural landmark with a quirky history.
PHeymont did a double-take when he spotted this window sign in Basel.
A proposal by the city's tourism director to allow more stores to open Sunday has run into opposition from unions and possibly storeowners.
Stylish new trainsets are on the way for Switzerland's alpine rail line.
Swiss trains have now gotten the OK to skip stations and passengers when they are running late.
PHeymont enjoys a visit to the cloisters and gardens of Basel's cathedral.
In two cities, bus ticket inspectors learn (perhaps) to use a bit more discretion in handing out tickets that lead to bad publicity
Spotted on the Road in Basel: A partly-solar/partly-you powered transportation alternative.
PHeymont's wanderings in Basel found quite a number of interesting buildings and some interesting histories. More to come in future.