architecture / Art / murals Pueblos, Tactics October 27, 2021 Timothy Price63 Comments De Vargas Mall. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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I don’t like playing chess, but this place looks so cool!
I think it’s many display. I used to play chess, but not in a long, long time. Thanks, Samruddhi.
I want to play, please, thank you, Tim.
Are you a chess player? I haven’t played in years. When we lived in Spain a Scotsman expat had a chess set with pieces in various places. His opponent lived South America and they sent each other letters, via snail mail, for each move. Since litters took two weeks to a month to go either way, it was a very slow game. Thanks, Jeff.
I played off and on as a kid, and then again as the boys were growing up. I’ve not played regularly in years. Ah. That’s a slow game indeed. Welcome, Tim.
A subtle history lesson. What beautiful contrast between the B&W with the colorful wall. So many symbols. You have a good eye!
Thanks, Mary Jo. it’s an interesting juxtaposition between European settlers and the Pueblos.
I don’t exactly get the symbolisms in this, but it’s CHESSS ♟
All the artwork on the wall represents the 8 northern Pueblos with a few images of Da Vargas, I assume, and the Spanish influence. I don’t think the chess is meant to have any symbolism other than being a sculptural element. However, as I mentioned to Mary Jo there is an implication of Europe with the chess set. The Pueblos did not have chess or anything remotely like it before the Europeans came to America.
Oh, thanks a lot for the information! I wouldn’t have known otherwise. :))
Local culture you would not know about.
Cool! Love Santa Fe. Missed seeing that.
I think its relatively new. But that was my first time in De Vargas Mall. Thanks, Michele.
You are welcome. Is that in the downtown square area?
I love all of it, especially the chess board. I’ve seen an outdoor chess board in a city park down in Eugene with giant pieces.
Giant chess sets make great sulptures. Thanks, Lavinia.
That brings back memories – used to play chess with my much older brother all the time when we were growing up – hint, get used to losing if your brother happens to be a future multi-degree’d nuclear physicist. Not sure I’ve even played once since he headed off to college. May have to drag it out next time he is around and see if he has come down to my level yet.
Don’t count on it. Thanks, Brian.
This looks really fun😆!!!
This is so cool. I only played chess once. The Mr was teaching me and then he took a huff cos I beat him. Lol. One of my books centres round a chess tournament. For the actual playing scenes I just went online and hauled some of the moves in some of the best chess games going!
Online is great for getting the lowdown on stuff you don’t know well. I’m not surprised you beat him. Tristan used to beat me all the time. She was in a chess club in her teens. I don’t think Laurie and I ever played chess.
Lol… I only played it the once. He was really into chess. And yeah online is great. I just needed some stuff re some of the move was all. Hope you had a nice b/day yesterday.
Bday was good. Does he still play chess?
He sometimes has a wee game on the ipad with our oldest grandie who is 7. Wew don’t get a lot of fine actually!!!
In the early days of video games, there was one chess game that I played against the computer. The computer was impossible to beat until I figured out how to change all my pieces to Queens. Sometime computer glitches are perfect.
Lol That is brill.
Beautiful art and very well captured with the chess, Tim. Quite a contrast.
It is two very different worlds put together. Thanks, Marina.
They are indeed but work beautifully together.
Oh chess !! That’s my favorite game I play it once in a week with my sis.
But one ,has to put too much concentration into it !
Good for you. It’s good for brain power. It does take concentration. Thanks, Snowflake.
Yess ! Indeed .
I was just remembering when I was in middle school, a group of us would spend that night at one or another’s house on Fridays. We would stay up all night playing chess and watching Godzilla and other cheesy monster movies.
That would be great time with friends !! Timothy
A thought provoking and beautiful image. Thank you:)
That is so cool! And boy do those colours pop.
It is colorful. The art work is on plexiglass and lighted from the back. Thanks, Dale.
Très cool 🙂
That is a wonderful set of mural panels. Can folks actually move the chess pieces and play a game?
They pieces are moveable. I was wondering if anyone ever played. Thanks, Maj & Sher.
This is such a unique and interesting ( and fun) display it would certainly draw me to this mall. Wonderful , I love it . I have a chess set from Mexico. The quartz thing, they are pretty common nowadays.
Thanks, Holly. I had a chess set that was ceramic. I don’t know what happened to it. Do you ever play chess.
I used to play chess a lot, We would keep a game going and return to it eventually. Sort like a big puzzle on the dining room table. 😊
People do that. The long and winding chess game.
Yes, but I’ve lost interest with it now , Not a bad thing if there’s a lock down, I wonder why more people don’t do that , keep a game going 😊
Good question. Too slow and too much concentration in a world that caters to short attention spans.
That’s too true. We’re all distracted these days. If I lived in the bosque I’m sure I’d be a lot calmer just hanging out with the birds and hugging the Tangle Heart Tree.
For sure. The THT is very calming and reassuring.
All the beautiful trees Timothy!
Very cool! I do know how to play Chess, but I could never get over thrashing people at Scrabble. Chess went by the wayside.
People would get upset with us for using foreign words in scabble. We’re like it’s you problem if you are monoligual. I’m not sure my adult onset ADHD would allow me to make it through a chess game these days. Thanks, Resa.
I love this bright colored fun board Timothy and all of the visuals!💖💖
You’re so welcome!💖
Can’t recall the last time I played chess.
It’s been awhile then. Thanks, Teri.
Looks like fun, plus interesting play of patterns and colors – nice! 😊
What a totally cool place and I love the art in the background with the lovely chess board. Very cleaver. Such a cool place, thanks for sharing. xoxoxo
It was cool. First time I had been there. Thanks, Joni.
Beautiful, I am sure there are a lot of cool artwork and great food where you live. Hot peppers. You are welcome Tim. ❤️🤗