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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.