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Old 09.07.2010, 23:33
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Fireworks in Basel July 9

So, here I sit with all the lights off in effort to keep it cool and I hear faint stirrings of music and popping sounds coming from my bedroom. ()

I'm the only one home so I go to investigate just WHAT my cat is into.

As I enter, it is obvious it is coming from outside, toward the Rhine, northwest of my apartment.

There are fireworks going off... what's going on?
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Re: Fireworks in Basel July 9

i am in St Alban, not in this side
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Old 09.07.2010, 23:54
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Peg you are losing it
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Old 10.07.2010, 00:20
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Re: Fireworks in Basel July 9

Peg, I also heard it, but didn't see anything...
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Re: Fireworks in Basel July 9

I heard it too (Brausebad) but couldn't see the sky lighting up so it must be quite far away. I've just cycled to St Johan and then the town centre and back (just to cool down and have some breeze on my face) and whatever was going on has finished.
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I heard it too (Brausebad) but couldn't see the sky lighting up so it must be quite far away. I've just cycled to St Johan and then the town centre and back (just to cool down and have some breeze on my face) and whatever was going on has finished.
Thank you both for acknowledging / admitting that you heard something also.

Hubby is home now, says he doesn't know what it could have been.

Trying to figure the direction, I think it was over "north" along the river from Voltaplatz. I'm still curious.


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Old 10.07.2010, 01:37
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Re: Fireworks in Basel July 9

I missed them, but a friend towards Allschwil said they seemed to be coming from around the Casino or from France.
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Re: Fireworks in Basel July 9

HI Peg & Angela!

I heard absolutely nothing either...

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Re: Fireworks in Basel July 9

Heard it in Binningen. Fireworks are only legal at certain times, so the chances are it was from France or Germany. But don't know why, nor what the French and German laws are about fireworks.
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Re: Fireworks in Basel July 9

Ah - in France - makes perfect sense. They're doing similar to the UK whereby celebrations with fireworks are moved to the weekend. It's Bastille Day next Wednesday.
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Re: Fireworks in Basel July 9

I did hear it too from Binningen!
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