Freiburg, Germany, and Basel, Switzerland (Photos 2/4)

Freiburg, in Germany, and Basel, in Switzerland!

A long post today, with many images!

Basel first:

The Rhone! My first sight of this famous river

View from a train

Train station



Irish pub!

Basel Minster, burial site of Erasmus

Basel Zoo:


More shots of city and river:

Turkish restaurant!

It's interesting to see random English names among the memorial plaques --
I wonder who they were and why they settled in Basel?

View of the Rhone from the Minster. Squint, and it looks like centuries ago...

One little person was very excited by the green trams!

Argh, I thought I'd fixed all the sideways images. Still not sure why Blogger does this.
Tree planted in honour of Albert Schweitzer

Swiss francs! They're updating the notes and will be removing all the people soon, to be replaced by generic images, so I wanted to keep a record.
There's architect Le Corbusier, composer Honegger, and artist Giacometti.
Artist Taeuber-Alp was on the 50 franc note, but that one has already been updated

Freiburg -- my first time in Germany!:

History of the cathedral, including altar dedicated to Hans Holbein the Younger

Plaque noting that the town was bombed during WWII but the Minster was not.
I just looked it up, and learned that it's the only Gothic tower in Germany built in the Middle Ages that has survived to the present day.
And apparently one of their 16 bells is from the 13th century!

Canadian grape vines!

NaNoWriMo is in full swing. Sending lots of virtual coffee and chocolate (or Scotch or whatever you prefer) to those who are writing. And to those working on other goals!

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