Saturday, January 15, 2011

Visit to Basel

Molly and I headed to Basel for some change of pace and because for some reason we've just really wanted to go there. Did you know that Basel has 40 museums? We were going to go to the Kunstmuseum Basel (Basel art museum) but with a choice of 40 museums we decided to go for something smaller and perhaps more quirky. We found the museum of musical instruments, which is housed in a building that used to be a prison that used to be a convent. Strange place. Some very cool things in there.
old and new
tinguely fountain
by the bassler münster
a doorway i liked on augustinerstrasse
taking a moment in the rathaus
still life in st. peters church

molly admired the polish work
one of the prison cells was preserved
the former prison, current musical instrument museum from the other side - also now a jazz club