After Kunsthaus, it was time to visit Museum Reitberg that houses Buddhist and Hindu art from China, India, Japan, and Southeast Asia. There were some Tibetan bronzes, African masks and sculptures, and artworks from the ancient Americas, too. Continue reading
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Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry: how long will it last?
Had you been up at 1.30 am local time and warmed up yourself with the pre-match euphoria that gave a 50-50 chance to the greatest tennis rivals, you would have just empathised with Roger double-faulting at the opening point of the match.
Nerves. That’s what it was. Continue reading
The Rhine: A hint of France and a pint of Paris…
From Munster cathedral (please refer to my previous post, ‘Munster, the beauty behind the bare winter trees’), a short walk takes you to the 14th century Rathaus, the Town Hall. Continue reading
Munster, the beauty behind the bare winter trees
Stroll down Café Kafka (refer to my earlier post on Basel) and you will see Munster Cathedral spittled with the shadows of bare winter trees keeping the medieval spirit intact. With a mixture of Roman and Gothic architecture, this 12th century cathedral was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1356. Forever under restoration, Continue reading
Basel’s Literaturhaus, book-lovers’ favourite hangout
As a disturbingly peaceful road of Basel, Switzerland leads to Café Kafka, a black-and-white picture of Franz Kafka sitting on a beach smiles at you from behind a spotless window. Once you enter, Continue reading