travel tuesday: silly things in basel
Basel: A quick girls’ trip to Switzerland. A breezy round trip for me, and a first time in Europe for Claire and Hannah. It was wonderful to see Europe through their fresh eyes, and, as it always is with friends, the smallest things were the best things.
Or, sometimes, it’s the largest things… like this enormous pair of pants that I forced a hesitant Claire to pose with.
The church pews in the Basel Münster were adorned with extremely grumpy wooden men!
And the windows of the Rathaus were bedecked in small, individually distinct faces.
We spotted a tavern lantern that featured a urinating dwarf…
… and a window-sized Birkenstock. Maybe it belongs with the giant pants!
And of course, how could I resist sharing the wooden door with artfully carved men showing off their glutes? Resistance is futile. The glutes must be displayed.
On a much more serious note: these were the best schokocroissants I have ever had. I will never forget them, and I will never fail to wish I could continue to eat them daily. Three days, one croissant per day, was nowhere near enough.
Travel Tuesday is a semi-weekly feature that allows me to recap the many trips I’ve failed to formally document. I’ll be sharing photos and fuzzy (but fond) memories from recent and not-so-recent adventures.