Spalentor At Nightfall

Spalentor at nightfall (Basel, Switzerland)

Spalentor at nightfall (Basel, Switzerland)

Spalentor, and a mix of a rainy evening, the night lights of the city just turning on, the sky darkening, the streets just soaked by clouds that decided to spill a bit of rainwater for a few minutes and the tram number 3 passing.

These series of events, normally as separate events are quite mundane. However when they all come together and and combine at the right moment, they present quite a extraordinary quality of light.

Spalentor at nightfall, close up Spalentor (Basel, Switzerland)

Spalentor at nightfall, close up Spalentor (Basel, Switzerland)

The level of detail and texture are all that remains of the distant buildings and it’s only thanks to the lighting that there’s something to enjoy.

Spalentor at nightfall, close up tram (Basel, Switzerland)

Spalentor at nightfall, close up tram (Basel, Switzerland)

The night lights of the city are like stars and tram number 3 adds to this. Together they reflect their lights on the remaining water from the just cleaned street and facades of the well maintained historic buildings. It shows Basel‘s downtown at it’s best, giving a perfect balance of light and darkness across the whole image.

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