'Fool at the Rhine.'
Along the Rhine (Rhein) the Basler Fasnacht (carnival of Basel) lives through some its most beautiful moments when the sun sets behind the Münster church. I followed this fool for half an hour when he walked through the old streets, along the river and over the bridges. He didn't stop piping. As a real Basler he knew what Fasnacht was about: scaring the winter away! Photo Paul Smit.