Rathaus, Basel

Walking through the streets of Basel’s old town we were pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful red Rathaus of Basel. This town hall is so different from the row of buildings adjacent to it and cheered us instantly. Even the damp weather around hardly seemed to matter.

Rathaus dates from sixteenth century, the façade is elaborately painted with various characters. Each fresco there is worth framing with lens.

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30 Responses

  1. Steffi says:

    Great impressions of your travel.Thank you for sharing!

  2. Sylvia K says:

    With sights like these the gray skies only make the colors of the building more beautiful! The frescoes are breathtaking! Incredible captures as always, Indrani! And I always enjoy the tours you take us on! Enjoy your weekend!


  3. You've proved that color can give us a sense of 'home.' Such lovely captures.
    Happy weekend!

  4. the architecture is simply spectacular.

    My sky is here

  5. joo says:

    Beautiful set of photos! I love especially the third one.
    Happy weekend to you:)

  6. TONY65 says:

    Belle immagini……..Un saluto italiano by Tony

  7. Ms. Becky says:

    I see why this building is a sort of beacon for the soul – it's color and detail is gorgeous. nice skies too. happy SWF.

  8. That's amazing. Drab, drab, and then this building with such amazing detailing and it has been there so long.

  9. Wow, no wonder the weather didn't matter. This place is a climate zone all by itself. I love it.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  10. Pat says:

    That is a beautiful and cheery-looking Rathaus in Basel. I love the paintings on the outdoor wall in the last photo.

  11. Sridharan says:

    I liked these imposing structures… Well captured too..!

  12. Munir says:

    Nice buildings among the gray skies. Thanks for sharing.

  13. LauraX says:

    wonderfully intricate architecture Indrani….thanks for taking us on your adventures!

  14. ladyfi says:

    Oh gosh – it's simply beautiful!

  15. Cloudia says:

    thank you for taking my eyes by the hand…

    Aloha from Waikiki 🙂

    Comfort Spiral




  16. Brilliant photos of some beautiful buildings.

  17. Having an amazing virtual tour . keep them coming .

  18. This is wall art of the best kind. Color does sway the mood in this lovely square. 🙂

  19. Babli says:

    Architectures are spectacular and I liked the colour contrast. You have captured beautiful shots.

  20. Gary says:

    Great tour again and of a most beautiful and elaborate building!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  21. Judy says:

    Wow! Creating that building took a lot of time and energy!! And then you come along and photograph it to share your wonder with us! Thank you!!

  22. Beautiful place; even the rooftop is intricately painted in various colors. I like the weather-vane type sprinting figure in the same photo. Pray tell, what is this building used for?
    Looks like you had a nice time visiting this town of Basel.

  23. Carver says:

    That is wonderful how the red stands out and what a beautiful building it is. So much detail.

  24. George says:

    This is a beautiful building — I like the red color. The frescoes are amazing.

  25. fabulous frescoes! the 3rd photo is my favorite.

  26. eileeninmd says:

    What a beautiful building, the details on it are amazing. Thanks for sharing. Happy skywatching!

  27. Regina says:

    Wow gorgeous place!
    Thank you for sharing.

    " Regina "

  28. arabesque says:

    wow, this is one lovely structure, ^0^ you don't see that everyday.

  29. I love the perspective of that last one. These are really gorgeous. Those frescoes must be really something in person!

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