Monday, April 8, 2013

Weekend explorations: Chess anyone?


In Union Square, Manhattan, with city life and subway entrance as backdrop.

21 comments:

Randy said...

Love that large set!

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool photos. City life is so different from rural life.

cieldequimper said...

Why not? I think I've forgotten how to play though!

Peter said...

V for Vendetta masks a nice touch, a nice public game, more cerebral than arm wrestling.

Red Nomad OZ said...

FAAAAAABULOUS Faces! Pity the actual game is a complete mystery to me, although I've used the 'pawns on a chessboard' analogy often enough!! Have a great week!

Joe said...

Don't know if I could play chess in public. I like my defeats to remain private.

Andy said...

Nice candid shot of die hard chess players.

Tanya Breese said...

those life size games are so neat...really like the comparison photos!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super shots Lulu, it's fun to watch the games they play in the park.. I used to really enjoy playing...it's all a question of time these days..or should I say lack of it :)

Adele said...

Oh, Manhattan is amazing! Very cool photos.

xStroutx said...

Great shots! (although the masks on the latge set freak me out a little)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Both photos are wonderful. I love chess.
Best regards, Synnöve

Catherine said...

Love the giant chess pieces! Do folks play with those?... I'm sure you've seen the chess players in Dupont Circle in DC,... I always loved watching people stroll up, take a seat and just start playing to crowds! So brave. Nice document of daily city life Lulu :)

a.s.m. said...

Unas buenas escena callejeras, muy bien capturadas.
Un saludo, Ángel

llandudnopictures said...

I can almost hear the cogs whirring around, figuring out their next moves!

LOLfromPasa said...

Oh how fun, Lulu! Interesting reading the comments above. Love the duct tape on the chest board and that Con Edison drain cover is quite artistic. Great shots for the world to see!

William Kendall said...

I love that first set!

I've pretty much completely forgotten how to play the game...

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks everyone, yes these folks are brave to do this in public:) @Catherine - I love seeing the Dupont Circle players! @LOLfromPasa - too funny, I noticed the duct tape too, but *after* the picture uploaded!

The Desert Rocks said...

My dad loved chess and would have gone nut-so for that first chess set.

JM said...

Great contrast! Clever set.

Babzy said...

thank you ! :)