Friday, October 28, 2016

A La Septima Institution

Chess in the rain.

 An American who did the bike tour who was a highly-ranked chess player, played here and said some were quite good - he even lost a game or two. 

Day after day, drizzle or sunny weather, on Carrera Septima near Las Nieves Church, these guys battle over chessboards, impervious to what goes on around them. What if there was a coup? An economic meltdown? War? They might not notice, or care, as long as their queen was in trouble.
While I can't imagine spending hours here, I can think of lots worse ways to spend time.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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