Figure/Ground

Basel


Spent only a half-day in Basel, though technically even less than that as I spent a good deal of it across the German border in Weil-am-Rhein, visiting the Vitra Design Museum. In that roughly 12-hour span, I crossed the border back-and-forth five times (and by all sorts of manners, too—by train, by car and by foot). I'm sure it's business as usual for people who live there, but it's a new experience for me. The immigration at the Basel SBB train station is interesting. There's no actual border to cross—there are just immigration officials wandering the station and trains, asking people who look like foreigners (i.e. me) for documentation.




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