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Oscar or Morgestraich…

March 7, 2006

…a bit of both!

Last night I watched a bit of both. This is the first time in a long time when the women looked really glam in their gowns. Most of them actually wore “gowns” rather than thin little rags that looked like ill-fitting slips, barely covering their nipples. So many seemed to believe that high fashion is synonymous with good taste, yuck!

Frame of a live cam on the BarfusserplatzAnyway, I missed Rees’ award because I was watching Fasnacht, the start of it. My time was 7pm (PST), the Morgestraich starts at 4am (Switzerland). The live cams captured it well, although all city/street lights are out, you don’t see much more than laterns on people’s masks, little blobs of light, and the big laterns that show the cliques’ theme for the year. But the audio was great and I having going at work now. Last year the live cams could be controlled by users, but the panning was erratic and missed a lot of the action. This year they are set to automatic panning. Select from 5 cams here: Fasnacht live cams.

OK, back to work!

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sandra and toby March 9, 2006 at 02:26

we had heavy snowfall here in basel last saturday. Around 50cm in 24 hours. Traffic collapsed and city cleaning tried the best to get rid of the snow in the city for the fasnacht. Don’t know if you can see it with the webcam but there’s still a lot of snow on the sidewalks. In the old town around spalenberg police hat to block certain alleys because of roof avalance. It’s a “Ausnahmefasnacht” this year…

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