My Sunday Photo, A Chess Game In Germany

Has a picture ever got under your skin?

This is one of those pictures. I am not quite sure exactly what it is. Yet, it’s not the norm is it?  Two men sat in the middle of a busy street playing chess, young and old. Totally immersed in the game. And let me tell you the area was packed. But they were unaware, enjoying the game and each others company.

What struck me was how relaxed they were, how at ease they were in that environment. I stopped to take a photo and they never batted an eyelid. Different generations, enjoying a game of chess, it just took my breath away. It could have been taken anywhere, you would hope this is echoed around the world. Yet it was taken on my trip to Germany. Such a beautiful moment and one that shows that there need not be a generation gap, just acceptance.

My Sunday Photo, A Chess Game In Germany

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15 Comments

  1. 15th January 2017 / 12:06 am

    I love the concentration and the contrast in ages in this shot. It’s funny how you see this scene replicated in many countries across Europe – I’ve seen it a few times in Italy too – sadly I can’t think of anywhere in the UK where you see chess being played outdoors like this.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th January 2017 / 5:12 pm

      Yes Tim I had not thought of that but you are so right, and I love the whole vibe of this pic it really made me smile at the time x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      15th January 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Yes it does, doesn’t it ? x

  2. 15th January 2017 / 7:17 am

    What a brilliant photo! You’ve captured the chess game perfectly. It feels quite old-fashioned – despite the younger man’s clothing.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th January 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks Sarah, yes I suppose it does a little x

  3. 15th January 2017 / 9:13 am

    I love the fact it’s in black and white. It’s good to see two different generals enjoying the same game

    Thank you for linking up

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th January 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Yes it was a lovely sight, the mutual respect and relaxed nature of them both was wonderful x

  4. 15th January 2017 / 5:52 pm

    It’s such a lovely photo with so much going on. The older man must be a real pro at chess. He doesn’t even look a tiny bit fazed does he?

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      18th January 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Ah thanks Tas, no he doesn’t at all, they were really enjoying the game x

  5. 15th January 2017 / 6:39 pm

    I love chess and this photo. Love the black and white and how sharpe it is. The concentration of a candid moment is great #mysundayphoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      18th January 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Ah thanks so much Martyn, you know when you stumble across something an you love it xx

  6. 16th January 2017 / 1:03 pm

    What a lovely sight, they both look so engrossed in their game.

  7. 16th January 2017 / 10:35 pm

    What a fabulous photo. I love the way they are so absorbed in their game and oblivious to the hustle and bustle around them.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      18th January 2017 / 7:55 pm

      I know isn’t it fab Louise, I just loved it x

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