Basel is in the canton of Basel-Landschaft. The symbol on the left, a stylized Bishop's crook, is the symbol for the city and is incorporated in the Coat of Arms for Basel. The reflected symbol stands for the surrounding countryside, with bumps, or sometimes dots, for the seven communities that comprise Basel-Landschaft.
The cathedral in Basel is unique in that it was constructed from red sandstone, beginning in the early 11th century.
The Cathedral dominates the skyline, along the Rhine River, and it has a beautifully patterned tile roof,
Cathedral tile roof