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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Basel Rathaus

Easter Monday at 10 o'clock in the morning no one was about except other passengers from our ship. We ran into a couple we had met on board.  

As we wandered about that morning the town hall or Rathaus, a bright red, caught our attention.

Normally there is a market in the square but not this holiday.

We went through the arches to the inner courtyard.

Notice the coat of arms above the door?  I had to ask someone what it was.  It's not a hat but a stylized version of a bishop's crozier or staff, foreshortened of course.  That coat of arms appears everywhere in Basel.  You'll see it in many of the photos I have here.

Quite a magnicent building outside.  I wonder what it looked like inside.

One of many interesting things about Basel.  More to come.


Silver Willow said...

fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing!

Tom said...

...wow, is that ever RED!

Fun60 said...

The red just hits you in the eye, no missing that building. For a town hall it is very ornate and I assume has so much history attached to it.

Elaine said...

It is very decorative, just a little red for my taste. What a wonderful trip.

diane b said...

Wow I don't remember the red Rathaus.
It sure is colourful.

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