Les Trois Rois, the appropriately Christmassy-named Basel hotel which has hosted Napoleon, Voltaire, HM the Queen, the Rolling Stones, Gustav Mahler, Pablo Picasso and Hans Christian Anderson. But not all at the same time. And not us either.
Decorations near Marktplatz, Basel.
The smaller of the two Weinachtsmarkt in Basel, in the Munsterplatz.
The bigger Weinachtsmarkt in Barfusselplatz, Basel.
Weinachtsmarkt in Barfusselplatz, Basel.
Basel Rathaus in Marktplatz.
Basel Altstadt - Paper Mill Museum
Basel city walls
Basel St.Alban-Tor (city gate)
Basel St.Alban area
Basel, St. Alban Fähre - one of four Rhine ferries between Kleinbasel and Grossbasel, summoned by ringing a bell and powered solely by the river current.
St. Alban Fähre
Basel Altstadt and the Rhine for the visually impaired.
Bern - the Zytglogge clock tower, west face.
Bern Zytglogge - the more interesting east face with a 15th century astronomical clock.
Bern Marktgass, with covered walkways - and a trolleybus.
The symbbol of Bern
Bern Rathaus and St Katherines Church
Bern - wall art
Bern - Altstadt
Bern - covered walkways
Bern - River Aare
Bern - Munster
Bern - Munster entrance - The Last Judgement
Bern - at the top of the first 254 steps of the Munster's North Tower. There are another 90 steps to the upper platform - but no defibrillator up there!
Bern - Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament) from the Munster.