Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Basel: Rathaus

This is one of the most beautiful Town Halls I've ever seen. The color and tile roof are amazing!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Basel: Street Art

A little advertising never hurt!

Non-commissioned vs. commissioned.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Two Things Challenge: Private/Public

This photographer has his own private thoughts on what he might shoot after setting up his tripod, but he is in a public square so I catch a shot of him from way above in the church tower.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Basel, Switzerland Redux

We have good friends that live in Basel, so go up there quite often to visit. This time, despite the extremely cold weather, we went photowalking. This is the Tinguely fountain encased in ice.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cue ball in the sky

The moon is blown out, but I still think these shots are interesting.

This is the same shot as the one above without the added enhancements. Which do you prefer?

Thursday, March 25, 2010


We drove to Basel in a huge snowstorm a couple of weeks ago. Watching this Volvo made it worth it! I wish I could have gotten a shot of the young couple inside it. They were dressed to the nines to go with the cute car.

This is not a dog toilet!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

When you are desperate for a hamburger...

Finding a good steak or hamburger in Switzerland or France is a challenge. We finally resorted to trying the Buffalo Grill. It wasn't great, but satisfied that craving for awhile. Now, if we could just find good Mexican food!

The Arizona Burger

At least you get a "clean up tissue" with your meal.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Art cars are commonplace in Seattle. Here in Geneva, not so much!

Monday, March 22, 2010

100 Strangers Series: 15 and 16

We got ourselves into a bit of a sticky wicket. Luckily, these nice men came along and helped us out. First a couple of young Frenchmen named Nicolas and Olivier (seen later paragliding), then the Postman (you see his truck in the background) who retrieved the man with the tractor. A big thanks to all of them! From now on, we'll just refer to this as "the incident."

The following are shots of Nicolas and Olivier practicing paragliding. We ran into them later on down the road after "the incident."

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Two Things Challenge: Swim/Fly

Swim. Seen on a wall in Basel, Switzerland.

Practicing flying in the French countryside.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Martigny - The End

One of the nearby mountains complete with avalanche fences. It also looked windy up there. My friends who went skiing that day confirmed that it was indeed very windy!

What Swiss town is complete without a nearby castle?

Janet fiddling with her new toy.