Sunday, December 7, 2014

Ecclesiastical chess..



Just as Forrest Place is the hub of the city in Perth, Kings Square is likewise in Fremantle. I didn't realize that chess was so big in Fremantle.. literally, giant size in fact :) Apart from the huge chess board in the square there is also the 'divinely' designed chess table and chairs above sculpted by conceptual and public artist Coral Lowry, I did like the way the chairs mirror the stained glass windows of St. John's Anglican Church. Do you play chess? I used to with my Dad, but haven't since he passed, I miss those challenges! Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..


24 comments:

  1. Oh, now those are good benches to sit at! And yes, they do reflect the church windows quite nicely. No, I don't play the game myself, though.

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  2. A greaat way to spend time! Lovely captures!

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  3. Those benches perfectly match with the beauiful Church behind .
    I don't play chess.I used to play checkers with my grandmother (and she always won ! )

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  4. I'd guess if you are going to play
    Ecclesiastical chess
    You ought to wear an alb or two
    Ecclesiastical dress.
    So if your chess game goes awry
    Just as Sunday dawns
    You can dramatize and sermonize on the
    Peculiar place of pawns
    [In the game of life]

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  5. So creative, and a great place for the chess players.

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  6. Nice place to play but too stressful for my little mind.

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  7. I used to play with my Dad too but I think I've forgotten how to! Now looking at these fab pics, I half expect a knight in shining armour to walk by!

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  8. Perfect for the location, Grace!

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  9. Yep, played often in graduate school and got beat almost as often by the same person. :-)

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  10. I challenge you to a game of chess.

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  11. Used to play, long, long ago. Haven't seen Coral for about 15 years, or more!!! I do remember some black swans made out of old car tyres.

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  12. I love that chess table :)
    My brother in law once tried to teach me that game.
    On my first try I won, then he stopped, we never
    played again :D Still don't really know how to play it :)

    What is wrong with the blogger? I never get your
    post shown in time...
    By the way, my new one comes on in about 5 hours :))

    Have a fine sunday
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  13. It good that there are outdoor public chess venues. Even better when they have a giant board with pieces half as big as a person. I played a lot of chess in high school but was never any good. Not analytical enough, I suppose.

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  14. I knew that Australians were big on their outdoor sports but I'd never figured chess to be among their number. Those benches are delightful.

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  15. We have a few large boards built into pavements but I haven't seen one built in to a table. Yes, I can play, but I haven't for years.

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  16. I love the table and chairs. I never learned to play chess and I wish I had. I do however love, love, love the musical "Chess". Do you know it?

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  17. What a nice place to play a game, does anyone ever plays chess there? I like the chairs.

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  18. The chess table and chairs are perfect! I really like they fit in with the shapes of the windows in the background.

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  19. Furniture as art! Great photos, I love this place...

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