In a park in Chiayi, two men were playing a game of Chinese chess called Xiangqi

Men playing Chinese chess in a park
Two people playing Chinese chess in a park in Chiayi
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Walking through Chiayi, I came upon a small park. The park was covered with grass, but it was very quiet and there were few people relaxing. It seemed that the greenery was not a place for the locals to relax.

In a corner of the park, two men were sitting on a bench facing each other. They were bent over each other in a slightly unnatural position, so I approached them and found a board between them. They were playing a game of Chinese chess called Xiangqi.

One of the men had brought a large plastic bottle of water with him, so I guessed he was planning to linger here. I looked at the board and saw that the number of pieces was dwindling. The game seemed to be reaching its climax.

Despite the tranquil atmosphere of the park, the faces of the two players were serious. Not only were they obsessed with the game, but their expressions made me wonder if there was money involved.

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May 2017 PEOPLE TAIWAN

PHOTO DATA

No

10147

Shooting Date

Sep 2016

Posted On

May 19, 2017

Modified On

August 15, 2023

Place

Chiayi, Taiwan

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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