28 October 2016

Two More Chess Statue/Sculptures

Always on the lookout for chess statues (aka sculptures), I had two choices for this current edition of Flickr Friday. I chose the one shown below.

A game of chess © Flickr user Luke McKernan under Creative Commons.

The description said,

Sculpture by Amanda Barton of King Godred Crovan and his son King Olaf, playing chess with a set of Lewis chessmen, Ramsey, Isle of Man.

For more about the statue, see Viking kings move chess encounter to Ramsey courthouse (iomtoday.co.im). The photo I didn't use, The King and Queen of Rainier Beach (flickr.com; SDOT Photos), also had an informative description,

Located at the corner of Rainier Ave. S. at 51st Ave. S. and Barton Place S. artist Peter Reiquam’s The King and Queen of Rainier Beach is an iconic sculpture inspired by Seattle Police Detective, Denise “Cookie” Bouldin and the chess clubs she has organized throughout the Rainier Beach community for over a decade.

For previous posts on chess statues, see Calgary's "Winter" (March 2013), Giant Knights (August 2013), and The Travelling Chess Statue (July 2015).

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