Basel: where is this beauty? All the power in the idyllic border town is from the river. From the Rhine, the flows mightily through and in a Large and a small Basel separates. He is not just a bit of moving water, makes a great photo subject because in the dusk the lights of the lanterns reflect. The Rhine is not trivial, in Basel, he is the main thing. Because here, as nowhere else, to live together in the inhabitants with him. You look at it from all possible positions. Not just now and again, but always out of their Windows and street Railways, bridges, courts and lecture halls – constantly the river is in view, as he makes silently on his way, unaffected by the changing times.
He follows a different command than humans. Has not been sent to somewhere to arrive, but lives to survive. A special spirit is felt in Basel on their own way. Unlike in Cologne, the Rhine is not incomprehensible, Nutzgewässer, on the only long inland waterway vessels or dirty excursion steamer ride. The river is close to the people here. You don't just sit on him and not cross him on eight bridges, you just drive over him with ferries and fast kayaks, but they also swim in it. Since a few years ago, he is clean enough, and now that the chemistry is at a standstill, even cleaner. On hot summer days, the Basel gathering, after work, early in the afternoon on both sides of the Rhine and jump with the "wrap fish" – one in Basel, trumped-up, waterproof swimming bag – in-Arm in the cool flow. Strongly attracts the inexperienced swimmer, and leaves him for a moment, all of the claims on a self-determined life forget.Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 10:20