The city of Basel lies in the "three countries corner" as the region is sometimes called. Thus taking a walk in the forests in the perimeters of the city, this sign is not an unusual sight. Here we can see the heavily guarded border :-)) between Switzerland and Germany on the Chrischona hill.It is quite normal that, while taking a normal sunday afternoon stroll in the woods you will unknowingly having set foot in three countries at once. The border between Switzerland, France and Germany is not always so clearly marked as here and people strolling in the forest never think twice about which country they in at present.
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cargus (10105) 2014-01-05 10:50
A beautiful picture , de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
macjake (67126) 2014-01-05 11:55
now thats awesome!
talk about the perfect photo and subject for TE!
I never knew this place existed, but i've certainly learned something new today.
How cool is that, going out for a walk and knowingly or un-knowingly walking into and out of 3 countries.
I'm sure somewhere they have an 'official' gradiant with longitude and latitude, but it clearly can't be seen or marked.
great post, very cool indeed.
Disabled_A (0) 2014-01-05 14:43
I like partial desaturation and the composition :) Interesting idea!
I doubt that I'll ever see this sign in reality so it's nice to see it in your photo :)
greetings from foggy Stockholm!
emka (95349) 2014-01-05 23:48
It is great that now the borders are just such signs. I lived a long time in the communist country and crossing any border was always the problem, all these visas, passports controls, and I was happy when I could go somewhere. So I appreciate that there are no borders (or walls :)) now and I can go wherever I wish. Maybe it is why I travel so much. Going to france this year I saw old sign of the border between former West and East Germany, only a sign now. I told stories to my son how it was earlier. Thanks God it is over.
it is funny to live in such three countries triangle.
Warm regrads Malgo
Noel_Byrne (30528) 2014-01-06 6:56
I always think its so great to see borders like this, where people can stroll across from one to the other in complete peace, this is a brilliant way to portray it. Love the selective color treatment too, it works really well!
All the best
Nicou (140154) 2014-01-06 7:57
génaile compo de la fontrière aentre la Suisse et l'allemagne qulle compo et iamge ce paneau dans les fuilles, ce graphsime de troncs en fond sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2014-01-08 7:40
nice idea for posting such an image. You could upload this view for different countries :-)
mesutilgim (94610) 2014-01-12 12:43
Nice capture of this bordermark between Switzerland and Germany in woods .
Civilised people does not need and fences or barbed wires in their borders.
Great graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
mcmtanyel (21810) 2014-02-01 22:30
This photo uses selective color very effectively. The reflections on the border sign make it look translucent. Your note is quite interesting, too. I wonder what they would have done with me back in 1997 if I had wandered in these woods with a Swiss visa but no German or French visa!
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (10801)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/5 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-05 10:42