Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Chess Games at Pioneer Square, No. 1 in a Series

Found on the Internet: Bronze Chess Boards
Resting on the fallen column of the Morrison Street side of the Square, three bronze chess boards were installed to showcase the chess playing activities that occur on the Square. Designed by Soderstrom Architects P.C., these bronze chessboards were added to the Square in June 2003. On Morrison and Yamhill streets (the north and south boundaries of the square) are MAX Light Rail stops. (The column is the only fallen one; the majority of them stand on SW Yamhill, the southern edge of the square. The others stand on SW Morrison, the northern edge of the square. The fallen one is on SW Morrison, towards its western intersection with Broadway.)

July 24, 2010, chess players, close-up shot.

July 24, 2010, chess players, wide shot.

July 24, 2010, chess players to the right of the group in the two previous photos. Note the tired-foot shopper resting, there to their right. Also the person in the blue shirt behind bricks, center top, if standing where I stood last Tuesday to take the photo that inspired this series. Come see it tomorrow!

1 comment:

Randy said...

I love chess. I can't wait to see the rest of this series.