It is not really Las Vegas but the Grand Casino Basel is one of only 7 Casinos in Switzerland. Opend in 2003 it is located bang on the Swiss-French border (the actual border line is just meters behind the Casino and is not secured in any way). Thus over 60% of the visitors are from France.
The special architecture of the cubic building lets it shimmer brightly red at night. The closed two layers facade is filled with a red isolation material, covered with a glass front. Special LED lamps illuminate the structured material at night.
In 2010 the Casino was raided by a group of 10 heavily armed robbers who, in the matter of minutes, extracted over 100'000 CHF, only to disappear over the border to France in the batting of an eyelash
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jhm (140643) 2013-12-29 3:41
The enlightenment with pink and red colour makes these pictures attractive.
The trees with yellow colour gives a nice composition.
High quality picture with nice details.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
I wish you a healthy 2014,
Fis2 (86813) 2013-12-29 6:25
Very impressive picture!
Happy New Year!
pajaran (53008) 2013-12-29 7:11
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o kazinu i fasadi ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana svetleca fasada kazina.
Lepa fasada i trenutak.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about the casino and the fašade ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, well demonstrated illuminated facades of casinos.
Beautiful facades and the moment.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
bukitgolfb301 (36508) 2013-12-29 17:38
Hi dear Daniel
So fantatsic magical color and light world full of various red colors. So imaginative image as usual as your originality.
All the best and have a good day! TAKERO
PS. You shall return to Japan, I will show you real Japan with much willingness.
Noel_Byrne (25308) 2013-12-30 1:53
The color of fire, most unusual to see a building this color and very attractive. The shadow fom the tree combined with the red makes this an almost spooky scene. From your note it seems close proximity to the border isn't always a good thing!
Thanks as always
subhendu_bagchi (25875) 2013-12-30 2:27
hello, an interesting composition here. Like the colours, love the red tone. Excellent presentation. Tfs.
Silvio1953 (124687) 2013-12-30 11:47
Ciao Daniel, great view of fantastic place, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (14245) 2014-01-01 15:38
It's so red! It is a simple composition but yielded a spectacular photo, almost abstract but not quite. Well seen and very well rendered.
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (8745)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm
- Exposure: f/11, 8 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-29 3:23