Sunday, 28 October 2007

"Z'Basel isch Mäss"

The Basler Herbstmesse (Autumn Fair) started yesterday with various fairground attractions and rides setting up stall at Münsterplatz, Barfüsserplatz, Petersplatz, Kaserne, Messeplatz and Rosentalanlage for the next two weeks. This is one of my favourite times of the year as the whole of Basle is seemingly lit up, with the smells of Heissi Marroni (cooked chestnuts) and other delicacies wafting through the air. The first week also sees the Basler Herbstwarenmesse (trade fair) and Basler Weinmesse (wine fair) take place until 4 November. Here's a first photo I took as I was passing through town early this evening.

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