Railways reached Basel as early as 1844 when Chemin de fer Strasbourg Bâle (Strasbourg Basel Railway) was opened. This was one of the first, if not the very first, international railway lines. Only three years later the first railway built by a Swiss company was opened between Zürich and Baden.
On the current location of Basel SBB, station was opened in 1854 and completely rebuilt between 1900-1907. Nowadays Basel SBB is the Europe's busiest international border station. About 1000 trains depart from the station daily.
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marabu61 (10717) 2013-08-31 14:00
Now that picture is a surprise to me. I am passing this square in front of the railway station every day with my bicycle on my way to work (and no, that is not me on that bike in the center).
The square looks rather calm at the moment here. But it truly is a nightmare to cross. There are thousands of pedestrians, tramways, busses, Taxis and bicycles crossing each other in every direction possible. Just look at the crossing tram tracks in the floor.
PS: we will be in Finland again in a month time to visit the in laws in Savonlinna. As I heard there are already beautiful Aurora borealis to be seen, even so far south.
Nicou (139218) 2013-08-31 19:48
Avec le graphisme de fils quel captage de la gare de Basel sueprbe quel centrage une très belle architecture et la mise en valeur est parfaite sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
jemaflor (95449) 2013-09-04 9:41
Well taken from this pov, good light management and good choice for this perfect format for this subject.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (27260)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-07
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3,5-4,5 USM
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Railway Stations [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-31 11:17