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It is only 7pm and already pitch black when I was waiting for the bus to bring me home after a long day at work when I spotted this grey heron quietly sitting in the middle of the moat of the Bottiminger Schloss. As the castle was heavily illuminated by Chrismas lights, it created a special atmosphere (see workshop.)
Three old castles are located along the Birsig River in Benken, Bottmingen and Binnigen. The castle of Bottmingen has been kept almost in its original form. In the middle of the 14th century, it was owned by Episcopal family and in 1409 it was destroyed. Thereafter, it was rebuilt and changed its owner. At that time, the city of Basle was temporarily in possession of the castles of Bottmingen and Binnigen and compelled the residents to keep them open for the public. Today the castle is a renewed gourmet Restaurant of outstanding quality and specializes in groups and functions such as marriages.
You might wonder how comes that I have my camera and tripod available coming home from work. But as my boss needed some new photos of our place, I volunteered to take them.

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Additional Photos by Daniel Solinger (marabu61) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 970 W: 63 N: 2125] (11587)
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