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.
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.