Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
History / Description: The reliefs on the fountain show a tree with a pair of shoes among them, a girl with pigtails, which is feeding the geese, two children sitting on a horse and a man with a full sack. On the edge of the fountain is a gargoyle.
Special: The stop "Gellertstrasse" the bus line 41 is close to the fountain. If the operation of this line is set, a longer walk from the bus stop "Karl Barth-Platz" station, take tram 14 is necessary.
History / Description During the economic crisis of the thirties the work centimes has been introduced. From each francs reward a black horse was diverted to the economy - mainly structural objects - moving again. Within ten years, more than 40 million francs came together. In the 1950s, old apartments were renovated with the leftover capital of the labor Cent Foundation. The bronze figure (fish-man) is at the center of the bronze shell and shows in the open right hand, a piece of money (just the labor centimes). Today's business school was built in 1943 with the help of the labor Cent Foundation. The well was therefore created as a reminder of this measure before this school.
History / Description: The plastic stone shows a dolphin with hochgeworfenem tail. The gargoyle protruding from the middle of the mouth. The water trough is decorated with round and uniform patterns.Special: It is yet another dolphin fountain in Basel (wells leaders Reference 22 ) but it has a different shape.
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
History / Description: The fountain was in 1866 by the "Fountain King" Urs Bargetzi geliefert. It has an octagonal trough. On the fountain column, from which protrudes a gargoyle, is an urn.
Special: On the site of the former barracks, which is opposite to find today regularly scheduled cultural events.
Sunday, 22 December 2013
History / Description: The Swan cast iron stands with folded wings and neck retracted cowering on the edge of the well. The trough is made from limestone, has an octagonal shape.Special: In Basel, there are a total of three wells called the "Swan Fountain" (well guide references: 113 / 114 ).
Location: Courtyard from the island schoolhouse / Inselstrasse 45 (go through a gate)
Artist: Alexander Zschokke
in operation since: 1924
History / Description: The bronze sculpture shows a boy who is cowering on the fountain column. The trough has the shape of a four-leaf clover.
Special: The fountain can be visited only on weekdays during the day (at school operation).
Location: Corner Altrheinweg / Acker Street
History / Description: The Altrheinweg fountain in the shape of a vase. The gargoyles projecting from a column that is lovingly finished up.
Special: The Rhine flows through here behind the big warehouses. One walks 600 meters to the inner city, so you can reach the beautiful and seemingly endless Rhine promenade.
History / Description: The round trough fountain has three sinks in the middle and was erected in 1940 to commemorate the 300th anniversary membership of Kleinhueningen to Basel. The relief image shows farmers and fishermen, so the former inhabitants of the village Kleinhueningen.
Special: The well is only accessible during the day. If the gate is closed, so you can see him very well from the schoolyard (51 village road).
History / Description: The water trough is octagonal and from the column stands a gargoyle. The fountain stands on the old town square in Kleinhueningen. Already in the year 828 the village "Kleinhueningen" is mentioned. In 1908 this district, which was characterised in recent centuries mainly by fishing, "incorporated" in the city of Basel. Today a large part of this area is occupied by industry.Special: Nearby is the "triangle". This is a metal pylon, which is to highlight the intersection between the Swiss, German and French border. There you have the opportunity to take in some port air.
History / Description: The fountain has an octagonal trough. From the fountain column extends a gargoyle. The park was built on the site of the former cemetery "Horburg". Either this name is derived "Horenberg" by the Count of Homburg or from the corridor name.Special: The Horburgpark invites you to linger.