Friday, 10 August 2018

Chess


I ventured into Bradford the other day to go and see the newly released film: 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again'. The Picturehouse cinema, part of the Media Museum, shows a few films with subtitles for the hard of hearing, which is wonderful for me. It means I can enjoy new releases like everybody else, whereas I used to have to wait until they came on TV, often years later. Anyway, it's a hugely feel-good film, with some very poignant moments too (though I wanted to be able to sing - and sob! - out loud, which you can do in the comfort of your own home but is not quite the thing in a cinema...). If you like that kind of thing, do go and see it. I think it's actually better than the first film, which is great but is a little bit hammy in parts.

What has that to do with chess, you may be asking... Well, nothing, except that on the way back I happened to notice these two young guys playing chess on a giant board in City Park. There's a raised area from which I was able to take a shot looking down. I honestly don't know much about chess; I've never fathomed the rules or the play, but they seemed to be quite serious about it and had gathered a small crowd of interested onlookers.

4 comments:

  1. It is good to see the set being used since often these things become decorations.

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  2. I don't understand the game myself, but I've occasionally seen oversized boards like this being played with. Terrific shot!

    I think at least some of the theatres here have features meant for accessibility in terms of the deaf, and even the blind.

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  3. I saw Mamma Mia II also a week or two ago. I had not thought about the difference for a deaf person; glad there is a theater near you that captions the film. I watch many TV shows or movies on TV using captions, because some shows (like Shetland) have actors with thick accents that I don't always catch.

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