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Snapshots of the day

I took part in yesterday’s Basel Photography Meetup. The topic was construction sites. Quite a challenge. And inspiring to see what other photographers see at the same location. My snaps: My fave of the day is really for my collection of bicycle content. Velo content for the win:

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A Sunday in April

Weather was better than forecast. It’s been fairly dry. So today’s rain was a welcome change. But despite dark clouds and rain symbols on the Swiss Meteo app, the rain was over by lunch. Time for a bike ride. WOD: I cycled to Rheinfelden at a leisurely pace. Grenzach-Wyhlen – Herten – Rheinfelden – Kaiseraugst […]

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Bike tour to Kandern and back

From Basel about 17 km one way. Via Weil am Rhein, Binzen and Wollbach, along the railway tracks to Kandern. Easy ride.   Wow, Google Maps now offers a bicycle option in its Get Directions menu. Though not for the route below.   View Larger Map

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Snow

Still find snow exciting. Like a little kid. Frozen water falling from the sky. The tag: living in a deep freezer

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Metropole Switzerland

Before I moved to Switzerland I read an article discussing the idea or rather the vision of Switzerland being one metropolitan area with ultra-fast trains zipping to and fro between the commercial centres. Recently this topic has filtered through to me again. I’m assuming that in a specialized context it has been discussed all along. […]

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Portes Ouvertes this weekend

Last minute pointer: Kunstschaffende aus Basel und der Region öffnen alle zwei Jahre an einem Wochenende ihre Ateliertüren, um einem interessierten Publikum Einblick in ihr Schaffen zu gewähren. Portes Ouvertes is happening this weekend. Various Basel artists are taking part. A great way to see how artists work. Hat tip: Martin Gyger, who is also […]

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My BlogCamp Switzerland Talk

As announced on Twitter, I presented a talk on mobile technology in Malawi at today’s BlogCamp in Zurich to share what I’m learning from the African blogs and tweets that I follow on a regular basis. I started my talk with a short intro on Chiperoni (I am a bridge blogger somewhere between Basel and […]

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Art Attack

Here are the details of the art show that Martin Gyger mentioned when I visited his workspace a couple of weeks ago: Date: 5th to 7th September 2008, Time: Friday and Saturday from 17:00 to 20:00, Sunday from 15:00 to 18:00, Place: Reichensteinerstr. 14, 4053 Basel, map.

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Workspace of an artist…

Just a quick note pointing to some snapshots I took on Saturday in Martin Gyger’s studio. I like seeing other people’s workplaces… Martin told me that he will be moving into a new workspace very soon, but before he moves out he’ll organize an exhibition. I forget the exact date but this should be some […]

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Next Level Parzival

Here’s a blog post to encourage you to go see “Next Level Parzival” at the Schauspielhaus in Basel. I saw it yesterday evening and can recommend it. If you’re a bit like me, you’ll read the Wikipedia entry on Parzival afterwards. Further links: Deutschlandfunk

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Lego face

Seen in Martin Gyger’s Flickr stream: These lego faces are fun! Just like web icons… you can see the pixels when you zoom in.

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Basel artist Martin Gyger

Basel-based artist and illustrator, Martin Gyger, has launched a website: The site uses Satellite and a Flickr account to display the artwork. Simple. Couple of my favorites are [1] [2] [3] Browse thru the site, send a friendly welcome email, or leave a Flickr comment…

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