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A Mid-Week Break

 

Chess, anyone?

From the 800-yr-old Marksburg Castle in Braubach, Germany.



A Mid-Week Break

 

Chess, anyone?

From the 800-yr-old Marksburg Castle in Braubach, Germany.



comments (43)

Wow! So many beautiful angles...

What a perfect eye you have smile
Ginnie Hart: Castles are fun, Cherry, aren't they! smile Thank you.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 May 2013, 02:43
All good, but especially the old tapestry.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray. I LOVE those old tapestries!
The chess set is wonderful Ginnie... i like all the the angles in this scene....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I guess chess is as old as dirt, Peter. That's fun to see, isn't it! Thanks.
Excellent photo, Ginnie! I love the warpy window glass!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. Isn't old just wonderful! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 May 2013, 06:41
Now that looks like a SERIOUSLY INTERESTING chess set Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I would have loved to get in up-close-and-personal, Chris, to really look at the pieces, but the alcove was roped off. Astrid and I usually have a chess game going all the time, playing one or two moves a day, so seeing this was fun. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 May 2013, 07:00
Okay you sit at one side and I will sit on the other side.....
I love this little cozy corner to spend a Wednesday-afternoon..
Great shot, love the warm colours.
Ginnie Hart: There were so many delightful little alcoves like this, capitalizing on the light that streamed in. I can totally imagine playing a game of chess there. And yes, we'd sit down and do it in one swell foop. smile Bedankt, MLMA.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 8 May 2013, 07:18
Jolie lumière ! Bonne journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP. Merci.
I don't see Harry and Ron playing.
Ginnie Hart: They were taking a alley break, Michael. grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 May 2013, 07:31
a very fine detail which may give a feel of medieval life at home in cold winterdays ....I like the different lines and patterns and your fitting treatment! The view from this castle must be grandious!
Ginnie Hart: It's nice to see you back, Philine. This castle was definitely worth seeing, inside and out! smile Bedankt.
The pawns look a bit like Tiff's mummified beetroot
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA!
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 8 May 2013, 07:56
Yes, I will be white...
Ginnie Hart: That means you're taking my place, Brian. HA! Astrid and I play all the time and I'm always white. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 8 May 2013, 08:26
Imagine the hands that have held those pieces over the years.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Aussie!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 8 May 2013, 08:40
a pause for lunch and relax
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Oscar. A nice little pause! smile
I tried to learn to play chess but I am too nervous for this game and I did not manage to concentrate enough to remember knocks of the opponent and prepare mine. Beautiful composition Ginnie. I prefer visit castles.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I think the game looks scarier than it actually is, Marie. I remember wheen it used to scare me. smile Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 8 May 2013, 09:15
It's a work of art - this chess set. WOW - so beautiful!!!
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't you love to see all the different chess sets that have been made throughout history, Marcie! It would make a wonderful museum. smile Thanks.
  • Helys
  • Germany
  • 8 May 2013, 09:31
This chess set is so wonderful
Nice mood in a sunny day
Great angle, frame, textures and vintage stuffs
Thankssmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Helys. And I really like to play it. grin
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 8 May 2013, 09:33
I would not like to play chess on such a robust and heavy looking table Ginnie. How on earth could I accidently knock it over when I'm losing?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! You do have a point, Chad! grin
I love that chess set. It looks like it is Chinese but most likely that is not so. Very interesting lines and angles here, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. Do you know I just noticed today that a piece seems to be missing!
a nice composition and excellent placement in the frame
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Ayush.
Those steel bars in the window make this castle look like a prison. ;o) He he...
Ginnie Hart: Well, you have a point, LC, because in its 800+ years, it was never attacked in war. Hmmmm.
Very nice light for this bowling by the window...
Ginnie Hart: Bowling by the window. Now that's a game I like, too, Juan Carlos. grin
Wonderfully atmospheric Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Janet!
ils profitent de la lumière ,belle journée
Ginnie Hart: The light is everything, Keyouest, isn't it! Merci.
Nice chess board Ginie.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Navin, but just wished I could inspect it more closely (the alcove was roped off).
I like the stand off, on the chess board....as if waiting, to be brought into life! A great shot Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: I like that thought, Martin. smile Thank you.
Wish I could play chess.
Ginnie Hart: If you can quit smoking, Mick, I assure you that you can play chess!
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 8 May 2013, 16:33
Ohh, I love this so much. That inviting light framed in wood in various ways. Beautiful composition.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, dear sister. You know I'm a glutton for this sort of thing. smile
So wabi-sabi! You know i love this!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Robin. Yes, indeed! smile Thanks.
A fine chess set in a lovely little corner. I used to play chess every lunch time when I worked in London in the 70's, sadly my opponents were much better at it than I was!
Ginnie Hart: Maybe you and I are on par, Brian, and could enjoy a nice chess game one day. smile Thanks for the lovely thought.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 May 2013, 18:49
What wonderful windows
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Anne. Castles are something else, aren't they!
A pleasant cosy place to play chest!
Ginnie Hart: I love alcoves, Richard! Merci.
Nice shot, Ginnie,I like the lighting.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Frank!
Fine shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tom.
Lovely light and tones Ginne.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Fred.
Now that is a super-cool chess set. And I love the photo with that great back lighting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. I just noticed there's a piece missing from the chess set. Hmmm. I wonder what that's about?? Anyway, thanks. smile
This one exudes an almost solid calm. Does anyone ever plays a game of chess here?
Ginnie Hart: The alcoves at this castle were most charming, Wim. I wanted to sit in them all but they were roped off. I did notice one piece is missing from this chess set...which would make playing no fun at all, I'm afraid. sad
This is incredible beautiful photo. I do not know where You shot it, but it brings to my mind some kind historic museum.

Yes, I do love chess!
Ginnie Hart: In my text below the image, Sartenada, I always try to explain where the image is taken...and in this case, it's at the Marksburg Castle in Braubach, Germany. What an experience to tour it! Thank you.
Niiiiiiiice! I'm so interested in the tapestry and the carving on the table.
Ginnie Hart: Don't you just love this kind of old stuff, Jacquelyn! Thanks.
Timeless, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Graeme.
  • Shannon
  • Canada
  • 11 May 2013, 16:53
What a lovely creative shot Ginnie......now that is the ultimate chess set!!! smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Shannon...even with one piece missing. smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 12 May 2013, 17:08
Like the photograph...

Don't like playing chess...

But if there's a plentiful supply of good Dutch coffee I'll give it a go!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. At least you're honest, George, and that goes a long way. smile Many thanks.
  • k@
  • France
  • 20 May 2013, 09:34
Light is superbly caught, super tones it offers !
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Karine.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2013, 02:33
then this chess piece must've been played a lot already! very nice shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian, and I would hope so. At least one piece is missing, I see. smile

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