2016 in pictures: super moon

2016 In Pictures

Barbara Klein Australia, Basel, dog, Italy, Japan 9 Comments

A picture says more than 1’000 words   January My favourite cherry tree on my daily dog walk   Vogel Gryff on January 27, 2016 Read more about it in last year’s post. Mark your agenda: next Vogel Gryff will take place on Friday, January 13, 2017.   February   My five minutes of fame when I was interviewed for …

lanterns and full moon at Vogel Gryff

Basel In January 2016

Barbara Klein Basel, Events Leave a Comment

The new year is not yet one month old and we celebrate the first highlight in Basel: Vogel Gryff Vogel Gryff is the most important holiday in Glaibasel (little Basel on the right bank side of the river Rhine) and is always celebrated in January, 13, 20 or 27 alternately. The three figures – Wilde Maa (the savage), Leu (the …

Vogel Gryff or To Whom The Bell Tolls

Barbara Klein Basel 32 Comments

Vogel Gryff – A Local Custom I believe that taking part in local customs is root building, strengthens our social skills and – well – let us just have some fun! This last Friday, on a rather rainy and grey day, we celebrated a local custom in Kleinbasel (the part of the town which is on the right side of …