Tagged With "Basel"

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Re: Glimpses of Basel

IslandMan ·
Beautiful looking city, PH...thanks for sharing this stopover
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Swiss offer Fasnacht carnival as UNESCO heritage

PHeymont ·
Basel's annual pre-Lent carnival, yodeling and a wine festival have all been nominated by Switzerland as UNESCO intangible cultural heritages.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 13, 2014: A Bronze Market in Basel

PHeymont ·
Artistic taste, perhaps, but not very tasty! These kids are admiring a market table of fruits and vegetables...all cast in bronze! We ran into this in the cloister garden of the Basel Munster (cathedral). So far, all I have found in explanation is...
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Photo Gallery: Basel's Daily Market

PHeymont ·
On our recent stopover in Basel, we visited the daily market that's taken place in front of the city's Rathaus, or town hall, for centuries. Unlike the weekly markets that are everywhere, this one is there every day, and bigger on weekends. The...
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Glimpses of Basel

PHeymont ·
  When you visit a city for the first time—especially if it's just a short stop—you can't do much more than grab a quick general view, and promise yourself to return. It's sort of like the New York Times' "36 Hours In..." series, and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2015: Love Locks, Pont des Arts, Paris

PHeymont ·
No one really knows where it started, but it's spread all over the world in the past few years—"Love Locks" snapped onto railings, especially on bridges.   Some hate them and feel they disfigure spaces with other purposes (in Basel, we...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2015: Love Locks, Pont des Arts, Paris

Travel Rob ·
When I first started seeing the locks, I thought it was a vow to return- which still makes more sense to me then locking up love on a bridge
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2015: Love Locks, Pont des Arts, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
Sadly I think this is just an act of symbolism. Most of those locked loves are unlocked by the two participants in short order. I've always worried about the weight of all that metal on a bridge, and hearing that it damaged the bridge is no surprise. I think the idea of placing them elsewhere is a good one.
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