after some time at least again a picture from my hometown Basel.
Waiting for the tram on the way home, the late afternoon sun shines on the colorful autumn trees in front of the Cargo terminal from the Basel railway station.
Basel, lying in the triangle of Switzerland, France and Germany has three railway station: The Swiss railway station SBB, the German station of Badischer Bahnhof and the French station, fenced of the Swiss station, from which the trains to the Alsace and Paris leave.
The bridge over the rails in front of the station has recently been renovated, occasion to in cooperate some contemporary art. The general public was ask to submit some poesie and the winner's phrase was painted in bold letters across the over 200m bridge.
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mcmtanyel (12463) 2013-12-01 20:15
I found the whole poem:
IM WESTEN DIE GRÜNE WEITE, (In the west the green expanse,)
IM OSTEN DAS FERNWEH, (in the east wanderlust,)
IM NORDEN DIE GESCHICHTE, (in the north the saga,)
DER PULS UND DER FLUSS, (the pulse and the flow,)
UNTER MIR DAS RATTERN, (under me the rattle,)
ÜBER MIR DAS BLAU UND DIE STERNE! (over me the blue and the stars!)
UND IM SÜDEN DAS LICHT, (And in the south the light,)
DAS HERZ UND DAS DAHEIM! (the heart and the home!)
I provided my translation (with help from Google, since my German is rusty). The poet is Florian Mathys who is apparently an engineer.
Oh, BTW, nice layers of colors.
Nicou (120410) 2013-12-02 1:34
quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe cpatage cette lignées d'arbre en or devant cette facade vitrée et la pancarte en fond quel bel ensemble et compo.
Bravo et amitié
abmdsudi (42618) 2013-12-02 5:24
Thanks your observation and smart to include the bold message as effective framing else this looks so ordinary, indeed it's great way to catch attention allowing the play in our minds. The autumnal colours and the blue glass panels blend together to make it work. As you said, the light is brilliant filtering thru' I feel has brought lots of liveliness to this capture. Good urban shot well thoughtout, Congrats
Silvio1953 (120608) 2013-12-02 6:34
Ciao Daniel, great composition, fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful autumnal colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (27173) 2013-12-03 13:58
The late fall colors is a good way to break the surface of this modern building. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.