Categories
flickr Photos

Tulip time

tulip bubble
tulip bubble chez moi
while i was away the tulips started flowering #gardening 2019

Planted several tulip bulbs last autumn. Reminds me of the tulip bubble.

At the peak of tulip mania, in February 1637, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsworker.

Tulip Mania
tulip mania
Categories
Photos

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:

baustelle

auf der baustelle

auf der baustelle

My fave of the day is really for my collection of bicycle content. Velo content for the win:

green for bicycles

Categories
flickr General Photos

Best snapshot of 2015?

Here is an attempt to find my best snapshot per month for 2015.

January 2015

michiru

February 2015

#wettstein bridge after the #fasnacht cortege on wednesday evening

March 2015

ein brunnen in basel

April 2015

Vespa speedometer

May 2015

Chichewa for English speakers by Nathaniel Maxson

June 2015

naturbad riehen

July 2015

das leben ist besser wenn du lachst

August 2015

the view from my hotel room

September 2015

wassermelone

October 2015

belchen, schwarzwald

November 2015

Fish and chips

December 2015

beautiful puppy

The method:
I quickly scanned through my photos on a per month basis and selected a photo based on number of views or memories or both.

History:
See past summaries for 2014 and 2013 and 2012 and 2010.

Categories
africa flickr Malawi-related Photos

Blantyre photos

on Flickr

Categories
architecture culture fun General Photos

Buildings to see in Basel

I stumbled across a list of places to see in Basel (link now broken) and decided to venture out and have a look at some of the listed architecture.

Freidorf Residential Estate (1920) by Hannes Meyer in Muttenz near Basel

Freidorf / Muttenz
See the full album

Antoniuskirche (1927), near Kannenfeldplatz, Basel by Karl Moser

I really like this church building. It feels very modern. The stained glass windows are exceptional. Highly recommended. More background info is available at Wikipedia.

antonius-kirche
My snapshots of Antonious-Kirche

Kraftwerk Birsfelden / Power Station (1955) by Hans Hoffmann in Birsfelden near Basel

kraftwerk birsfelden

St. Alban-Tal Housing (1984 to 88) by Diener & Diener at St. Alban-Rheinweg 94 in Basel

wildwuchs

Schaulager (2003) by Herzog and de Meuron in Münchenstein near Basel

IMG_4182

Breite Zentrum (2004), Zürcherstr. 149, 4052 Basel
The Breite Hotel was designed by Larghi and Stula. More details on the design can be found on the hotel’s website. The hotel manager was very friendly and would have shown me a room. Unfortunately all rooms were taken due to the watch and jewellery trade fair.

das breite hotel

Residential Housing in a former factory (2005) by Buol and Zünd at Oetlingerstrasse 69 in Basel
This building proved difficult to find as the former factory is located behind an apartment building in Klein-Basel withia an inner courtyard. But it is an instant fave. I would love to live in a building like this. Well worth the search time…

oetlingerstr 69

Apartment House in Riehen (2009) by Pedrocchi Meier Architekten at Hinterwenkenweg 3 in Riehen near Basel
I am not such a fan of all the corners but it does look very spacious and the location is great:

Pedrocchi and Meier3

School cafeteria by HHF

Gymnasium Kirschgarten
Hermann Kinkelin-Strasse 10
4051 Basel

architecture in basel

Further details:
The city of Basel publishes this architectural guide.

Update: new building to see in Allschwil: the corporate headquarters of Actelion by Herzog and de Meuron:

actelion designed by herzog and de meuron

Update no. 2:
Another building to see is Ackermannshof:

photo walk in basel

HdM: Basel is Herzog and de Meuron City.

herzog & de meuron

Central signal box

Südpark by Herzog and de Meuron.

südpark basel
messe basel

Messe Basel

Herzog and de Meuron archive and apartment building, Dreispitz

HdM archive and apartment building in Basel-Dreispitz

Another HdM construction in Basel-Stadt is the natural water swimming pool in Riehen. I really like the pool and it reminds me of old wooden lidos.

the view from the deck

New in 2016: Kunstmuseum by Gantenbein and Christ.

new building in basel

And at night: Looks like there are LED lights in the walls. The museum opened in April 2016.

new building in basel

And another view of the new wing of Kunstmuseum by Gantenbein and Christ:

basel

Opening in 2019: Meret Oppenheim building by Herzog and de Meuron.

new building in basel
new building in basel

Baloise Park:

baloise park
Categories
flickr General Photos

I am a snow bird


just got back from one week Southern Florida.

More snaps in my Flickr stream:
http://flickr.com/photos/chiperoni/.