Postcard: Outdoor Chess

026 Outdoor Chess (Bern, Switzerland)

23rd August 2015

Bern, Switzerland

While roaming around Bern’s historic center, I stumbled upon a giant outdoor chess set. A riveting game was on between two evenly matched players who had contrasting styles – one man who was always in a hurry and the other who was calm and took his time to make a move. I sat down to follow the game and became engrossed in it. I had for company an elderly gentleman who was puffing away on his pipe intensely staring at the giant board, and two men who were vocally discussing and probably analyzing the game. Amidst all this, an occasional Chinese tourist would come and take some pictures before moving on to find other photo ops. Meanwhile, the game went on…

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