Permanent Tourist

The personal website of Mark Howells-Mead

Posts about basel

  • Winter street parades

    If standing around in the street and drinking far too much whilst being bombarded with confetti, to the accompaniment of popular tunes being played by an inebriated brass band in eyeball-searing fancy dress doesn’t appeal, then there’s always an alternative to the traditional winter Fasnacht carnivals: the Fire Parade in Liestal. I wrote about Chienbäse (the…

  • What makes a picture is often the main subject. But a little attention to detail can also work wonders and turn a nice picture into a really nice picture. Walking in the park with friends last autumn, towards the end of a couple of hours shooting portraits, the lighter patches between the trees caught my…

  • My first non-personal book is available for preview and purchase in my Blurb online bookstore.

  • Parade of Fire

    A procession of some serious fire through the narrow streets of Liestal, near Basel, to mark the approaching end of winter.

  • All Staff

    Black and white images from previous work trips out to Zürich, Basel and Neuchâtel.

  • Get Shorty

    A gallery of images from my journey to the U.K. and back in 2006, collecting Jo to bring her to live with me in Switzerland.

  • Spring in Basel

    A small collection of images I took on a spring trip to Basel in 2005 with friends from the Swiss blogging scene.

  • Bar Rouge

    The “Messeturm” in Basel; currently the tallest building in Switzerland.

  • New legislation means that pretty much every air travel passenger must submit their personal travel documentation – passport information – before arriving at the airport.

  • All and Sundry

  • Autumn Fair, Basel