Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge #7

Throughout the year chess enthusiasts play at the Max Euweplein, which is close to the Leidseplein, one of the most lively squares in Amsterdam. Every time I cross the place, I make some photos of the affictionado players and the people around them.

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What most people don’t know is that there was a prison with a sinister history dating from the period of the World War II, when the Nazis tortured members of the Dutch resistance. The place is now an office building.

The prison’s yard is today the lively square Max Euwe Plein, named after the Dutchman Max Euwe, the fifth World Chess Champion.

There is a small monument of Euwe and the big chess board to play live chess outside as well as a remembrance plaque on the wall of the building with the sculpture of the two big symbolic tears, memorizing the sufferings of the prisoners.

I am joining Lens and Pens by Sally, who hosts each Monday the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge. Following the link you will learn all you need to participate.  Give it a go.

The schedule theme for this week’s challenge is: Street Photography.

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Sharing my views and experiences with words and photos - taken with diverse angles - influenced by the multicultural countries I have lived and worked. I studied Psychology and have an MBA. After working for corporates, I became an entrepreneur and consultant. Cycling, hiking, windsurfing, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photographing, are no longer just hobbies listed in a resume.

25 thoughts on “Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge #7

  1. I like that. Where we used to live, the same mall that had the beautiful flowers also had an outdoor chessboard with pieces almost the size of people. I thought that was really cool.

    Hope you slept well and your meeting goes smoothly.

    janet

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    1. Janet, I’m so sorry for the late reply to your comment. I’m running behind since last week.
      You are very kind and thoughtful. Thanks for your attention.
      I did sleep well and all went according to plan.
      Lucile xx

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