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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Garden Variety Chess



This is for the Tuesday and Wednesday Editions of Wordless Wednesday. Please visit the WW home to find other participants.

30 comments:

Sue said...

That is too cool! Is it actually played I wonder?!

Happy WW :)

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Napaboaniya said...

We'll need strength to carry those while playing :P

jams o donnell said...

THat is a cool chess set. Shame I'm rotten at chess though!

EastCoastLife said...

How cool! I don't know how to play chess. hehe...

Phyllis Dobbs said...

That is such a neat scene and photo!

Indrani said...

That is the biggest chess board I have ever seen. Great shot!

Brillig said...

I think it would wear me out if I tried to play! Great photo. Happy WT/WW!

Lifecruiser said...

I do not play chess myself, I love to see those giant chess boards and that people socializes around them. Great photo!

Mojo said...

How very Lewis Carrol.
Where is the Botanical Garden? I think I knew at one time, but it won't come to me now.

Mojo said...

Nevermind... I remember now. I was thinking it couldn't be in Chapel Hill because that's where Coker Arboretum is... We should get together and compare notes sometime...

Ryanne said...

I stayed some where in Scotland that had a giant chess like that, and you could play it. Too bad I really stink at that game. Great shot.

chellekay said...

I like the giant chess set!

SandyCarlson said...

That's cool. Must be fun to sit way back and plan the next move!

ettey said...

you'd be dead beat after the game! haha ^_~.

Angela at mommy bytes said...

Wow, so cool! My son would love to play as if he were in Harry Potter.

Strider said...

Wow! Craftily made chess set. Reminds me of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone. Nice!

Yen said...

I love that! I missed playing like this when we were in Vienna! :)Mine is posted HERE! Happy WW!~

Munchkin Mommy said...

that is just gorgeous! the giant chess pieces i saw in dallas is nothing compared to that. hee hee.

Milano
Mammoth Mountains

The Right Blue said...

Oh my, I hope those chess pieces aren't as heavy as they look! Cute idea, though.

janeser28 said...

cool!!!love to play it in real!!!

June said...

How clever! What part of NC are these gardens in?

Daryl said...

How clever of the Gardens to do this sort of art installation ...

And how clever of you to get a shot to share with us!

:-Daryl

SabineM said...

I want to PLAY!!!!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

That looks like a scaled down version of the Harry Potter chess set in the first movie! I would love to play chess on that bigger than life board!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Super awesome... My husband would be so into that huge game of chess.. he loves the game!!!!
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Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting. Someone asked where this garden is located. It's in Chapel Hill, NC. I also post shots from the arboretum in Raleigh, NC and from Duke Gardens in Durham, NC although so far those are mostly on my other blog.

Horsoon said...

Reminds me of a scene in one of the Harry Potter movies... :)

Mar said...

Beautiful!!!

Denise said...

Hi Carver, great photo. I saw a larger than life chess board when visiting my sister. She lives in Germany and there was a hotel with a set that people could actually move around and play. I think it was in Freiburg. Not sure of the spelling.

becky voyles said...

Well, it had me wordless. I opened my mouth with awe and could not close it! Great shot, Carver! Funny I passed a house that has bricks on the front porch forming a rail that has white cement cutouts that look like pawn pieces of a chess set. I couldn't park to take a photo but I hope to soon...

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