My parents just got back from visiting Switzerland for a month, and here are some pictures they took of the old "stomping ground". Of course I cried when I saw them.
Well, all you blog readers, here's the city where I lived when I was a kid.
Included: Old wooden house on Thumringerstrasse, where I lived when I was in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. "Mittlerebuecke"-a shot looking across the oldest bridge in Basel, looking from Kleinbasel towards Grossbasel. Notice all the bikes and mopeds and scooters. A tram stop at Marktplatz in Grossbasel, where the weekly open air market is held.
A shot of the apartment building we lived in when I was in 3rd grade-beginning of 6th grade. My room was on the second floor, the sticking out part (the brown pepply newer looking apartment building).
The red building is the Rathaus, at Marktplatz in Grossbasel.
And last but not least, are pictures of St. Mattheuskirche, where we attended Church on Sunday mornings (Swiss Reformed) and St. Blaesischule, where I attended 3rd and 4th grade. My brother and I did lots of roller skating on that asphalt school yard when school was not in session. We even had hockey sticks.
The brown pebbly apartment is about 1/4 block from the school, (the photo shot is facing the direction of the school yard). The back of St. Mattheuskirche (St. Matthew's Church) faces the school yard as well. It's all very close.
Since Basel has the Rhine River dividing it into two parts, the parts are referred to as "Greater Basel" (Grossbasel) and "Lesser Basel" (Kleinbasel). We lived, of course, in Kleinbasel.
Here's a nice wikipedia entry.