Thursday, August 28, 2014

Retro Sci Fi

A table fun of retro-looking electronically equipment reminds me of being a kid and watching late night science fiction movies from the 1950's. After I grew up I met and worked with the men who invented and used equipment like this.
These items were "white elephant" items pulled out of storage for the annual  Sierra Foothills amateur radio club fund raiser.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Here I Am in Switzerland

There are two train stations in Basel - the SBB on the South and Basel Bad on the north. It is a practical train station with no elaborate architecture. Basel Bad station is a few blocks from the Rhine and you will find hotels, shopping, restaurant s and a bank to help you pay for it all.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Basel SBB Train Station

If you've seen photos of a beautiful European train station, Basel SBB may be the one. The escalator to street level opens vistas of elegant arches with ornate carvings, a mural of Lake Luzerne, and a fanciful pink train car. On the street you will find taxis and trams to help you start your adventure.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Palo alto garlic noodles

There are some parts of town where restaurants abound and others where they are nestled away nearly out of sight. This was one if those. The entrance is in back, but is elaborate. The inner court is protected from street noise by a contemplation pool. And the food us wonderful. I enjoyed creamy garlic noodles with tender chicken.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

International Pizza and Soda Pop

When traveling by train from Amsterdam to Basel one does get thirsty. While local wines are plentiful, I prefer to enjoy the local soda pop. Bionade is a lightly sweetened orange and ginger drink. Like most European drinks, it is lightly carbonated and served only slightly cooler than room temperature.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Jaigershuis aan de Amstel

When you visit Amsterdam consider staying outside the city in Ouderkirk (outer church) aan due Amstel. This lovely village straddles the Amstel river.