On a flying visit to Basel in Switzerland last week to see my parents and family.  The city was still quite wintery and covered in snow.

Basel is a city that most tourists pass on their way to the mountains.  However, it is well worth a visit with its numerous museums, a very well preserved old town and a rich cultural life. 

Above is a corner of the old Munsterplatz and below a view over the Rhine.

The Tinguely fountain outside the new theatre is constructed from parts rescued from the old theatre.  Jean Tinguely was a Swiss painter and sculptor best known for his sculptural machines.  This is the first time I have seen it frozen over.