Basel SBB under a cloudy sunrise

Basel SBB under a cloudy sunrise with tram N1 (Basel, Switzerland)

Basel SBB under a cloudy sunrise with tram N1 (Basel, Switzerland)

Rebuild between 1900-1907, Basel SBB is Europe’s busiest international border station. This Baroque Revival building is on the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property of National and Regional SignificanceFrom here is possible to take regional trains to Germany, France and Switzerland.

Basel SBB under a cloudy sunrise with Tram N1, close up clock (Basel, Switzerland)

Basel SBB under a cloudy sunrise with Tram N1, close up clock (Basel, Switzerland)

The railway station has not one but two clock towers under matching curved domes. These clock towers have the recognisable swiss railway clock designed in 1944 by the electrical engineer and designer Hans Hilfiker.

Basel SBB under a cloudy sunrise with Tram N1, close up tram (Basel, Switzerland)

Basel SBB under a cloudy sunrise with Tram N1, close up tram (Basel, Switzerland)

The image shows one of the new model of trams. These new models with their flowing lines and curved edges reflect the latest design styles. 

Overall, it’s a magical image, the contrast of the future set against the past as a visual contrast. It not only shows the already iconic railway station under the morning lights but accompanied by a sample of the current tram trends and the native birds flying around the skies of the city.

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