2011-02-26 47 7

From Geohashing
Sat 26 Feb 2011 in 47,7:
47.5847362, 7.5654490

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The geohash is in Saint-Louis (FR) near Basel (SUI) close to the border.

Who Went

TheOneRing - by public transport.

The Expedition


Today the geohash in this graticule was located in Saint-Louis. This village lies in France, even though only 1 km from the border SUI <-> FR. Even the border FR <-> GER was only approx. 2 km away, as the bird flies.

I went to Basel by train and made a small tour through the city. Well, it was not an indirect way, because I had to cross the city to the border. Like nearly everywhere nowadays in Europe crossing the border was not a problem, I did not have to show my passport or ID card and even could take some photos.
The village of Saint-Louis was quite nice. Unfortunately, the geohash itself was located on a parking lot in private property, but I ignored the sign for once. I did not see anyone to ask for permission but to avoid any trouble I took only the required photos and left.
I walked back to Basel and chose a differnt way in Basel to visit the cathedral. In the end I took a train back to Berne.




TheOneRing earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (47, 7) geohash on 2011-02-26.
TheOneRing earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (47, 7) geohash on 2011-02-26 using public transit.
TheOneRing earned the Border geohash achievement
by crossing the Switzerland-France border on 2011-02-26 to reach the (47, 7) geohash.

The name of the city sounds quite common, so I issued a A Tale of Two Hashes challenge:

by geohashing in a place named Saint-Louis from the (47, 7) geohash on 2011-02-26.

I want to mention here that this was the second region (on country level) I visited in this graticule. When I will visit one geohash in Germany lying in this graticule, I will get the Reverse regional achievement.