On our walking tour of Basel, we went to the town hall. Basel dates back to the Celts and the Roman Empire. The town Hall was built in 1503. The original structure was demolished and rebuilt in a new Gothic and new Renaissance style between 1901 and 1904.
Mural paintings depict some of the history of the area.
More paintings. This part of the town hall is not under a roof, as you can tell in the previous photo. I don’t know how well the paintings hold up exposed to the elements.
One of the beautiful doors leading into the inside. We were not allowed to go in. Too bad!
This guy doesn’t look too happy about his job of keeping the fountain full.
Debbie and I on the steps leading to the upper floor of the Hall.
We needed a picture of Ned and Kathy in the same place.
The ceiling work was very intricate on the exterior hallway. So was the door and the painting on the side.
More historical paintings.
This is the post office. Our guide told us there was nothing special about the building except the ceiling. It was very crowded (as are all post offices), but he said it was worth the trouble to go in to see it. I agree.
Our next installment, will be at the convergence of Switzerland, Germany, and France. I put this on facebook a few days ago, but I’ll put it on the blog for those who don’t do facebook.