Today he and I walked in an area that is called St. Alban and near Cainan's school. I have walked it before, but not near the Rhine in that area. We walked along the water and found the last remaining part of the wall that used to enclose the city. There is a walking path and a stream near that area. It was really beautiful. I forgot my camera, so it will give me an excuse to return.
We decided to take the kids to a part of Basel called Riehen today. There is a house there we are interested in, and Mat and I wanted to stalk the area and see how convenient it is for travel, etc. We had a nice time roaming around, and checking out Riehen's downtown. It has a nice city center.
Entrance to the Museum
Outside of the Toy Museum
Mat and Arlington trying to work a ball through a giant maze
Finley and Mat watching some spinning pictures
The rooms and building itself were just as wonderful as the exibits
Trying out an old fashioned bowling lane
Creepy early 1900s dolls
Cainan doing some bowling
Finley said this was an 1800s American Doll set
Giant doll house
In the courtyard of the museum
Every house, apartment, building has a fall out shelter for war with these really heavy doors
In the evening Mat and I took a walk with Scooby again. We went on a long walk looking for fountains. I read Mat an article about all the fountains around Switzerland (Basel has over 200) so we wanted to seek some out.
Natural History Museum
Fountain with the Basilisk - the protector of Basel - on top
Another great fountain
Church we found while walking around
This building is the archives for Basel City - and it and its gate are on the registry for historical places
Beautiful iron gates
This is the oldest fountain in Basel - has been working since the 1300s