I’ve seen this in a couple of cities in Europe … middle-aged and older men crowded around a giant chess board in an accommodating town square, intently playing or pitching advice about the next move during a game of chess.
Such was the case in Sarajevo.
Having never witnessed anything like this before I crouched between two onlookers and started snapping photos. The results weren’t all that great and, truth be told I did have to crop them a bit strangely, but this image passed muster.
I like it because it captures the intensity with which player and onlookers are measuring the next move.
There was no shortage of advice from the animated crowd, and whenever i look at this image I am reminded of the cacophony of voices that pierced the chilled air around that surreal chess game in Sarajevo.
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4 thoughts on “Anyone for chess? … Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina”
People around the world certainly do find some unique always to keep themselves occupied.
Actually, it’s reassuring.
This is true … in Barcelona we saw public ping pong tables inside the entrance of a park … 🙂
We should have some of this over here in the UK. If only we could be sure it wouldn’t get vandalised!
There’s the rub … I grew up in London so I understand where you’re coming from.on this … Thanks for visiting and for your comment … Cheerz! Dorothy 🙂