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It's Time

On my last post, I showed you the Rhein/Rhine River while standing on the other side of this church in Basel, Switzerland.
This is the Münster
reformed protestant church, one of  Basel's most recognizable landmarks.
(And check it out!  I took this photo at 10:45 a.m., after the sun had come out.  How close is that!)

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the States.
But it's ALWAYS time to give thanks, every day, isn't it!
I'm thankful for YOU!

Here's my favorite Thanksgiving e-card of all time!  :)

It's Time

On my last post, I showed you the Rhein/Rhine River while standing on the other side of this church in Basel, Switzerland.
This is the Münster
reformed protestant church, one of  Basel's most recognizable landmarks.
(And check it out!  I took this photo at 10:45 a.m., after the sun had come out.  How close is that!)

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the States.
But it's ALWAYS time to give thanks, every day, isn't it!
I'm thankful for YOU!

Here's my favorite Thanksgiving e-card of all time!  :)

comments (62)

  • Rian
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2008, 00:31
oh my.. i got cross-eyed figuring this out.. lol! excellent find, this looks totally cool! grin happy thanksgiving to you too.. smile
Ginnie Hart: My 8-year-old grandson said the roof looked like carpet, Rian. I'll always think of that from now on. smile
I think I saw this Ginnie: it's quite a landmark
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Chris. I love to think that you have seen this, too. Just think of all the same stuff we SCers have seen at different times in our lives!
  • Ada
  • stuck in my head
  • 27 Nov 2008, 01:34
Happy Thanks giving buddy....lovely take.
Ginnie Hart: Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Ada. Donica and I are flying to Phoenix tomorrow morning and then driving to Sedona on Friday to spend 4 days in the Red Rocks, where the vortexes are. We've always wanted to "experience that!
  • Donica
  • Off to Sedona in the morning!!
  • 27 Nov 2008, 02:27
It is amazing how a sun dial from who knows when is still marking nearly the correct time...who would have ever thought...and, you would notice for sure smile

The pattern of the tiles on the roof is just amazing and the clarity of your shot...perfect!

I know you enjoyed this city..we will go back for sure, but not before we see Sedona on Friday.
Ginnie Hart: When I checked the EXIF data on the image, it astounded me how close the time was to the above shadow! Nicholas was so cute when he said the roof looked like carpet. smile

We are now in Sedona on Friday! Can you believe it! Just think of all we have seen since we got off the plane in Phoenix yesterday! The Apache Trail loop was worth the whole trip thus far...and then the Prescott-Jerome-Cottonwood loop today.
Cool shot and vantage point! I love the patterns on the building, and that clock is so unique! Bravo!
Happy Thanksgiving to you.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, BC. It was quite the church for sure. It even had cloisters!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Nov 2008, 03:38
Great stuff!
Really like the clock with no moving parts, Ginnie...just the kind of thing one might expect in Switzerland.
Ginnie Hart: I never thought of the "in Switzerland" part, Ray. I like that. smile Thanks.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2008, 04:12
As amazing as that timepiece is, the detail work on this building, and the tile work is outstanding. Love it!

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.
Ginnie Hart: The whole church was absolutely memorable, Martie. Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2008, 04:59
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Kanyi. Hope you had a great day, too.
  • The valleys of contentment
  • 27 Nov 2008, 05:20
Wishing you, and all of my cousins across the sea, a very happy Thanksgiving smile

A beautiful photograph
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paul. It was a happy, thankful day of travel to Phoenix, AZ, for us. But no big Thanksgiving meal, which we missed, believe it or not. Maybe we'll still get one over the weekend? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Nov 2008, 05:48
A fine reminder of my many visits in Basel some time ago- time has passed- time is flying away- but photographer... can sometimes stop the time and can freeze the happiest or.. moments of life! The sun-dial- your symbol, our symbol! A fine feast for you and mijn hartelijke dank for your so beautiful, thoughtful... pics since more than one year! (I'm on way to Frankfurt "Old-Dutch paintings")
Ginnie Hart: These are what I call "eternalized moments," Philine...the ones you CAN stop while they happen. Looking back at the pictures is like the "second blessing." smile I thought of you when I posted this same photo in full color at my other blog...which you will probably like better:
Happy Thanksgiving to you Ginnie. I have been to that place. You capture it so well!
Ginnie Hart: I love it when other SCers have seen the same places, even though at different times, Richard. It makes the world seem more..doable. smile
I assume it doesnt get too cloudy in Basel? Happy thanks givingsmile
Ginnie Hart: It does make you wonder how people figured out the time on cludy days, Nigel! Maybe they had real good inner clocks back then. smile
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands England
  • 27 Nov 2008, 07:26
Firstly Happy Thanksgiving Day to one and all.
Love all the intricate detail on this church Ginnie, it's also well preserved.
The dial is awesome.
You were honoured by the sun that day.
Safe tripsmile
Ginnie Hart: The sun has also honored us thus far on our Arizona trip, Tracy. We are very fortunate. So many things for which I am thankful! Thank YOU. Today (Sat. morning) we take our hot-air balloon ride over the Red Rocks! smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden (swe)
  • 27 Nov 2008, 08:16
What a unique clock. I love the tiling on the roof.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Ginnie Hart: We don't have roofs like that in America, Frida, for sure. smile Thanks.
very well done toning, the colors are superb!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, RS.
Nice photo; I like the tiles on the roof.
Ginnie Hart: That kind of attention to detail, even on the roof (!), just blows me away, Wim!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Nov 2008, 09:14
The tiles are very beautiful and your grandson is right - they do look like carpet! This sundial is very accurate.
Ginnie Hart: That detail just blows me away, Ingrid. And to think they figured out to tell time like that way back then!!
Beautiful image Ginnie. So sharp and clear. Thank YOU for sharing your images and thoughts with us. You know they are appreciated.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Albert. I guess we partly "do" our images for each other, don't we!
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Nov 2008, 09:32
Happy Thanksgiving Ginnie! Beautiful tone in this shot.
Ginnie Hart: It was such a pleasure to see you again, Scarlet. Thank you so much!
  • BoB
  • Italy
  • 27 Nov 2008, 09:38
beautiful building and wonderful light
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely a beautiful building, BoB, and I was very fortunate to have had the sun that morning!
good crop
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal. I'll be thinking of you today (Sat. morning) as I go on my first hot-air balloon ride...over the Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona.
happy Thanksgiving dear Ginnie,

there is a lot to be thankfulll for, I am thankfull that I once met you in Holland, this way I always remember you! We/Dutchies are celebrating ( mostly 4 the children...) 'Sinterklaas, I showed the pictures on my blog here: www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

Bye Ginnie greetings from JoAnn/Holland'

(how are you doing? and why is your faced under this comment in a bad mood?)
Ginnie Hart: I am very thankful I met you as well, JoAnn...a year ago??! I'm also glad you're feeling better these days.
This adjustment of tonalities and these tile roofs are what I denominate "Ginnie's style" Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You're a sweetheart, José Angel. Muchas gracias.
Happy Thanksgiving Day, Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, José Angel. I'm thankful for YOU.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2008, 13:40
Stunning mosaic patterns...and what a wonderful clock.
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving..smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. We had a fabulous day driving the Apache Trail loop just outside of Phoenix on Thanksgiving Day. Yesterday (Friday) we took a carefree drive north to Sedona and took the Prescott-Jerome-Cottonwood drive, stopping along the way. Today we start off with a hot-air balloon ride over the Sedona Red Rocks! This is one place I've always wanted to see, so I'm very thankful!
  • lasiate
  • Philippines
  • 27 Nov 2008, 13:44
très jolie déclinaison de bruns
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Lasiate!
  • david
  • uk
  • 27 Nov 2008, 13:47
pretty accurate there! love all the repeating patterns around this shot.

happy thanksgiving
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes you just can't beat the OLD things, can you, David! Thanks.
Happy Thanksgiving day Ginnie, hope you have a lovely one.

Love the mosaic detail of the roof tiles, well captured.

How do you read the time off one these clocks on an over cast day?
There's one down my end that I've been trying to get a hang of for years, but no joy smilesmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! No luck on gray days, Fotografa. That's all there is to it. smile Thanks.
Happy Thanksgiving Day Ginnie. You would expect any sort of Swiss clock to keep the right timesmile
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Bill, even though I never thought of it at the time. smile
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2008, 15:50
This roof is something else, isn't it? A piece of art by itself. You won't see a roof like this in a nowadays' architecture. smile
Happy T-Day, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I guess you and Ti wouldn't be figuring in this type of roof into your architectural designs, Victor, for sure. This is probably a lost art by now?

Hope you're having a great holiday weekend, as we are...in Sedona right now. We just got back from a sunrise hot-air balloon ride, one of the all-time greatest expeiences of my life!
Maureen and I have just been thoroughly entertained by your e-card Ginnie, great fun. Now to the picture, what an amazing roof and lovely colours in the stonework.
Ginnie Hart: That e-card really is my favorite, year after year, Brian. Thanks for checking it out. smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2008, 16:46
What an amazing clock! Wonderful capture and Happy Thanksgiving!
Ginnie Hart: We are having such a great time in Sedona right now, Sherri. We had a fabulous hot-air balloon ride this morning and after lunch will go out to see the cliff dwelling of the Sinagua Indians at Montezuma Castle nearby. So much to see and do! Hope YOU're having a good holiday weekend.
  • Chad Doveton
  • location location location
  • 27 Nov 2008, 17:04
Did they remember to put the clocks back, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're so funny, Chad! smile Well, all I know is that the time was almost exactly right!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Nov 2008, 17:33
Certainly saves on batteries, but not too easy to alter for day-light saving ;o)

Hope you have a good Thanksgiving Ginnie ;o)
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Mike. You're so right. But it does look like it was almost exactly the right time. Not bad for a sundial!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Nov 2008, 18:41
One thing about that clock is that it will be a difficult fit on your arm. It did prove that your personal timekeeping mechanism is correct. Swiss time pieces are never wrong.

Excellent picture. Thank you too Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: No way to fit on MY arm, Louis, for sure! smile I sure was surprised to see how precise it was. I bet it's right even when the sun isn't shining. grin
  • klaus
  • Germany
  • 27 Nov 2008, 18:55
Nice crop Ginnie, and the roof has very nice textures .. well done
Ginnie Hart: Thank you much, dear Klaus!
Good thanksgiving Ginnie ... I'm danged if I can work out the time. Mind you it could be time for a coffee or something.

Ginnie Hart: It's always time for a coffee, Richard. smile
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 27 Nov 2008, 20:37
Great shot and color,Ginnie. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zohre!
  • Robin
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2008, 21:31
interesting shot, happy thanksgiving.
Ginnie Hart: Interesting, yes, Robin. Hmmmm. smile Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 27 Nov 2008, 23:10
Lovely capture Ginnie. Happy Thanksgiving.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Aussie. We're having a great time in Arizona right now, enjoying good weather and lots of beautiful sights. I feel very lucky!
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 28 Nov 2008, 00:10
Aha, you've found a hanging sundial! They're much more common than I used to think.

The patterns on the roof are rather amazing too, do you know if they're ceramic or made from different coloured rock?
Ginnie Hart: I couldn't believe how many sundials I saw in Switzerland, Ellie. Maybe that's what got them started on Swiss time!!! smile I have no idea about that roof and what it's made of. Hmmm. Now you've got me wondering!
  • Ilger.nl
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Nov 2008, 07:04
A little bit late I hope you had a great thanksgiving Day.

Any idea what your next series of photos will be about? Yes...I'm curious smile
Ginnie Hart: We had a great holiday, Ilger, flying to Phoenix and driving the Apache Trail loop. Now we're enjoying the Red Rocks of Sedona to the north! I'm guessing you see something of that soon. smile
  • mary
  • United States
  • 28 Nov 2008, 13:09
Oh what a beautiful church! Hope you enjoyed your thanksgiving, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: We are having a great Thanksgiving weekend, Mary, in the Sedona, AZ, area. Today (Sunday) we visit the vortexes. Yesterday we did the hot-air balloon ride at sunrise with Cathedral Rock in the distance. It was just glorious...one of the best experiences of my life thus far.
Nice architectural detail, the clock looks quite precise ;p)
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing Swiss sundials are more precise than any others elsewhere? grin Thanks, Miro.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 29 Nov 2008, 06:19
Thinking of you. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and all is well.

The roof reminds me of some of the intricate sidings on houses here in Germany.
Ginnie Hart: The holiday is still in full swing, Kathryn. Tomorrow, Monday, we go to the Grand Canyon for the day, then back to Phoenix and then home to Atlanta on Tuesday, It's been very nice.

I'll be thinking of you next week as you prepare for eye surgery. Remember, there is only fear or love!
  • claire
  • Canada
  • 29 Nov 2008, 07:18
really nice shot Ginnie. i like this better than in full color. smile
Ginnie Hart: It's interesting, Claire, because Tracy liked the full color better. Different strokes for different folks...it makes the world go 'round. smile
Hope Thanksgiving went well Ginnie. Chris
Ginnie Hart: It's still going well, Chris, because we're in Sedona, AZ, for a long weekend. Tomorrow, Monday, we spend the day at the Grand Canyon!

I really missed you! Thanks for stopping by again.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 29 Nov 2008, 19:33
Beautiful sunny shot. Very interesting roof structures.
Ginnie Hart: I was in awe of this whole church, Carsten!
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2008, 23:44
Very nice sundial. Its not very often you see one.
Ginnie Hart: Especially not in the United States, Brian!
  • lekra
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Nov 2008, 18:36
Wonderful picture, sun dials always are intriguing.
You are so right about being thankful for every brandnew day to come.
The roof looks like a piece of art.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Lekra, for stopping by and commenting.
Wonderful ! The DOF is just perfect !
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, Zeb.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Nov 2008, 22:15
Thank you for your hint to your second blog- all the pics from the Switzerland-Album are beautiful, and it is a pity that you can post only some of them; honestly said I find the SC-photo of the Münster in Basel a bit more beautiful (the patterns on the roof are of glazed ceramic) than the coloured one, maybe because of the more nostalgic flair which corresponds to my own Swiss memories- for I had very good friends in Liestal/Baselbiet (both are dead, she was a poet, he a doctor, healer and sculptor- an interesting family) and often we visited Basel and Zürich.- I imagine that you are enjoying wonderful holidays in a fascinating landscape- You might return freshly recreated, full of exciting experiences- having found the manna of life?
Ginnie Hart: You have quite surprised me, Philine, by liking this muted image more to your liking than the full-color one. I do like it when I'm pleasantly surprised. smile I have indeed found the "manna of life" here in the desert of Arizona and find that to be symbolically significant. It's been a soulful place! Some of those images will start showing up soon, you can be sure. smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 1 Dec 2008, 04:06
I am so thankful for you too!
You are an amazing person.
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, dear Kay! Thank you.
I am very pleased to be able to see the sun clock tower that is in the wall. Something rare. Roof of the church's great and the good. Regard from Yogyakarta City Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: Sundials have always intrigued me, Bram. When I find a BIG one like this, I fell I have found gold! smile Thanks.
j'adore et suis toujours intrigué par les horloges solaires. et cette horloge-ci est si belle!
Ginnie Hart: Sundials have always intrigued me, O-P, especially big ones like this...and THIS one was so accurate! Merci.
Time looks pretty close to me. Excellent capture Ginnie, the architectural design and patterns are truly amazing. Like the framing and the sharpness of this shot, outstanding job!
Ginnie Hart: If there were no such thing as clocks back then, John, this would be about as close as one could get to the real time! I was quite amazed. Thanks.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 1 Dec 2008, 19:58
Hope you had a wonderful holiday Ginnie!! And there you are...looking up again...to find such marvelous details.
Ginnie Hart: Our holiday ends today, Tuesday, Lina, as we head back to Phoenix and then fly home to Atlanta later this afternoon. It has been a glorious time of R&R, here in the Arizona desert. The beauty is just incredulous!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 2 Dec 2008, 00:56
A very nice abstract photo indeed. I like how you left some parts out showing the unique set of numbers =D
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Liang, for stopping by and commenting!
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Dec 2008, 20:58
lovely shot and that roof is stunning.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Padraig. It really was something else!
  • Arash
  • Dubai - UAE
  • 3 Dec 2008, 13:53
I think it works properly wink
like the roof's texture too much.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Arash.
  • Cliff
  • Germany
  • 3 Dec 2008, 13:56
hehe, I remember walking around on top of the tower when I was in Basel. I loved the pattern on the roof.
Ginnie Hart: When I went back later in the day to climb the tower, Cliff, I got there 15 minutes before closing and they wouldn't let me go up since I wouldn't be able to do it in time. I was so unhappy! sad Maybe another time!
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 4 Dec 2008, 09:25
Spectacular angle of shot Ginnie. Very well done

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