Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night....

The quotation used by the US Postal Service could pretty much apply to these taxi drivers who, while waiting for a fare, relentlessly play chess on the hood or trunk of their cars. In all seasons, too...though I really haven't seen them in the rain, but maybe they sit inside?

Are you a chess player?

11 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Bibi, that kind of made me smile. Everyday between 11:30am to let's say 2:00pm cabbies park their cars in front of my house and take naps. I guess they are not really into chess or any other board game for that matter. ;)

Lorac said...

Look at the wonderful wooden pieces they use too! Such a good game.

Misfit in Paradise said...

I love how they are both instantly ready to move.

Gaelyn said...

A good way to pass the time.

Lily Hydrangea said...

that is so cool. some people have the best habits.
I love how you've cropped this.
I used to play chess with my older brothers when I was a kid & also my son when he was younger. Maybe I will take it up again.

Bibi said...

Hi, Lily! Actually, it isn't a crop; I sneaked a shot with my long lens! Yes, I thought about taking up chess again, but then I'd have to buy a taxi! :)

Jelena said...

Chest is a fantastic game, that I have not mastered, but I love seeing people especially i the summer sitting on the benches along the Danube and playing it.

Ksenija said...

magnificently

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I think it's an addiction. But a good one.

In the Miami area you would see older Cuban men playing chess at all times of the day and night, too.

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Olivier said...

belle photo, cela ne doit pas etre facile de jouer, car c'est pas tout droit, il faut pas faire de faux geste ;))

Leif Hagen said...

A great photo! I wouldn't wait to play chess against those strategic taxi drivers!