09 April 2014

Chess in the park

 late afternoon, and chess is still happening in Hyde Park, Sydney.  Why do we put our hands to our chins when deep in thought (two guys to the right).  Why doesn't the man contemplating his next move put his hand to his chin then??

 looks to be a table-top version happening in the background

I wonder if those pieces, for want of the right word, are gathered at the end of day??  Ah!  Now the man in black has his hand to his chin!  Maybe it's getting a little bit tricky now, requiring more concentration?  

I'd sure have my hand to my chin 'cause I have no idea how to play chess; Scrabble would suit me! Would crowds gather to watch a Scrabble game??

Learning Chess isn't on my 'bucket-list';  I'm still trying to master my camera settings!


Andy said...

Nice combination of photos that present a interesting story. The mystery of chin touching is nothing more than body language that most of us do not realize we are doing.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm more into learning my camera settings too! But I can see why people enjoy learning chess. ;)

Jeanne said...

WHAT a fun thing to have chess in the park. Have never seen this before and it looks so fun the way you have photographed it. Don you ever play scrabble online?? I have a phone app for that. Wonder if it would work internationally??

Carole M. said...

Jeanne, I play a word-game, similar to Scrabble, but Lexulous has many non-Scrabble words in it too. I have played with my long-time cyber-friend Liz, in the U.K (hi Liz!), email version. Liz plays a turn, the link gets emailed to me, and when I'm online I can go play my move.

Bob Bushell said...

Everybody should learn to play chess, it is fabulous game.

Montanagirl said...

LOVE this post! I'm like you, I'm still trying to master all the those knobs and settings on my camera. I know nothing about Chess and don't care to.