'Eine gefahrliche Uberfahrt' ('A Dangerous Crossing') – Basel, Switzerland - Atlas Obscura

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'Eine gefahrliche Uberfahrt' ('A Dangerous Crossing')

Along the Rhine, about a mile from the historic Munster, learn the heartrending story of two lovers torn asunder, cast into unknown layers of time and space. 

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Today the drift ferries across the Rhine River look so peaceful, but, in the times of Kcymaerxthaere, when Nobunaga-Ventreven and Mlates gi Dunhuira were in the midst of their crossing, Kmpass, the Urgend God of Directionality, straightened, for a single moment, what we call the Rhine for hundreds of kilometers. 

Kcymaerxthaere is an art project created by Eames Demetrios. A series of plaques and other markers around the world honor events that have taken place in a parallel universe that, according to Demetrios, “co-exists to some degree with ours.” Most of these installations are bronze or stone plaques inscribed with stories but some are larger, even entire buildings. As of 2021, there are more than 140 sites spread across six continents and 30 countries.

As the story goes, this action wrought tremendous destruction across the area, but it was just part of the beginning of Kmpass’ campaign to lure the forces of complexity into a final battle at the Faltese—the ocean desert floor off the coast of what we call Namibia.  The show of force was one thing, but the abduction of Mlates – and many others around Kcymaerxthaere—was the main event. So as Mlates disappeared into the southern sky, Nobunaga-Ventreven seared the direction into his mind and began his journey

This site honors the place where Nobunaga-Ventreven came ashore after Kmpass, the Urgend God of Directionality, separated he and Mlates gi Dunhuira, an event that figured directly in the outcome of the Battle of Some Times.

The plaque is right along the Rhine river, about a mile north of the Munster. There is a street on the South Bank of the Rhine called Sankt-Alban-Rheinweg. On the city side of that street, about halfway between Beim Letziturm and Eptingerstrasse, you will find the plaque.

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It is right along the Rhine river, about a mile north of the Munster. There is a street on the South Bank of the Rhine called Sankt-Alban-Rheinweg. On the city side of that street, about halfway between Beim Letziturm and Eptingerstrasse, you will find the plaque.

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