Basel is an often overlooked city in the North of Switzerland which is unfortunate because it is, in my opinion, just as alluring as the more well known and frequented cities of the region. The Altstadt, or Old Town is an area that draws me back again and again, I never tire of walking the quaint little streets, especially in summer when the atmosphere is delightful and the air is filled with the pleasant chatter of patrons sitting outside the charming little cafes and bars. Basel's ideal location on the map, right where the Swiss, German and French borders meet, allows for visits to many nearby places of interest both in the neighbouring countries and in Switzerland itself. This shot was taken from the Mittlere Brucke (Middle Bridge) as a very hot summer day came to a close and people still lingered by the side of the Rhine, reluctant to leave on such a beautiful evening. Pictured in the distance is Basel Cathedral (Munster), one of the main landmarks of the city, instantly recognisable with it's twin spires and red hue. I hand blended a little texture with my original photograph to compliment the old world feel of this classic Basel river scene.
March 8th, 2015
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