Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Checkmate!

Probably after having read their selection of newspapers similar to those I posted yesterday, these taxi drivers are enjoying a game of chess! I see them quite often in the same location, so they must be serious rivals. When a customer comes, they take their board into a nearby cafe for safe-keeping. Notice that one of them drives a Mercedes taxi, not uncommon here, no kidding, since originally one could important an expensive car much more cheaply if it was intended for "official" business.

2 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Nice slice of life today! I enjoy seeing "real people" doing their everyday activities. Interesting about the "official business" import practice. Taxi driving is then considered "official business"?
~Chuck

Bibi said...

Hi, Chuck! Official business also applies to someone needing a car to use for his/her work, so that's the catch. Not too sure the practice is still in vigor, but there are still a lot of fancy taxis around!