The New Age is Old Age

Canada celebrates its elders.

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I wonder, do young people know how to play chess?

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I suppose there’s an App for it …..

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…but don’t you just want to be in real life and say “Checkmate”!

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Pics taken by Resa, May 14, 2016

Ottawa, Canada

The artist is unknown to me.

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Canada is one fab country to live in!

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26 thoughts on “The New Age is Old Age

  1. A very good question about chess. You sent me scurrying to find the answer and it seems that “Chess” is in transition. With the introduction new technologies and new game options, there are more things to do, especially with the advent of mobility. Chess will not disappear…

    1. Lol, you are adorable! I hope Chess never disappears, and Scrabble. I used to love playing that game. It’s hard to imagine playing it electronically. I have noticed that several “Board Game” Cafe’s have opened up in Toronto. You look in the window, & people are in there playing everything from Parcheesi to Chess. OMG, I remember the feeling of making a 7 letter word that tagged onto another word & crossing 2 triple words.

      1. I LOVED scrabble!! And I know the feeling you describe. By the way, one of the best words to use in scrabble, according to my Google search, is quizzify, which means to quiz or question. Have a great day! 🙂

  2. I can play chess dear Resa. Mind you, if I was learning how to play chess a single King on the board is the way to go 😉 Check matey ? Love Ralph xoxox ❤ #<

  3. Something really special about old folk playing chess! They do this in Sydney – there’s lots of ‘outdoor’ chess boards where ‘all ages’ play. Just the other day I saw a ‘new’ outdoor chess board in a shopping centre close to where we live. It had that same ability to transport me to that quiet, contemplative place you see on the faces of those playing. Sweet!
    Love the images, Resa; and Wendell’s comment get a big ditto.. 🙂

    1. I agree! We have permanent cement tables with chess boards painted on them between benches on Yonge St. The old guys (& a few young) bring their Chessmen & play all day. I hope it never goes away! 🙂 xoxoxo

  4. Theanne aka magnoliamoonpie

    I’ve only ever seen this in NYC…when I play chess it’s using computer software and even on “easy” I seldom win 🙂 Whoever painted this outdoor art is definitely a WINNER 🙂

    1. I have never won a Chess game, let alone against a computer! 🙂 I agree that the artist of this street art is a winner. TY for dropping by! 🙂

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