Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Time for a Game


I caught these shot near downtown. These guys were playing checkers and for their game pieces they were using beer bottle caps. This was inspired by a series that was posted on Portland Daily Photo in August by Lynette.

32 comments:

Olivier said...

j'avoue que je suis pas tres fort au jeu de dames

Dennis Ferrol said...

Wonderful capture Randy!

Traveling Hawk said...

Funny! The street offers always interesting subjects.

Marty said...

Randy, this is a great shot !
I really love it ! your street images are great !
wish you a lovely week !!

Kathy said...

I'm just glad to see there is still someone playing checkers ~ instead of video games!

Luis Gomez said...

Fun shot! Everybody seems to be so into it!

Allison said...

Games are the best when they're home-made. Great culture shot!

Lúcia said...

I can see they were very focused in the game. ;-)

Kate said...

The checkerboard looks like a permanent installation. Bottle caps? People are so inventive!! Wonder what they drank first?!

TexWisGirl said...

awesome!!!

yas said...

Nice catch!
I'm also interested in chevrolet face.

Judy said...

What an awesome capture!

Sharon said...

There is always something to see if you look closely enough.

Jacob said...

Very interesting...re the beer bottle caps - whatever works, right?

Dawn said...

I like it...what a fun thing to do. I would much rather play this game then like, say...a game of Spin the Bottle?
;))
Great street image yet again!

Halcyon said...

Cool idea!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

People can be so inventive when they have to be, really good shot Randy!

Olga said...

It's great to see people involved in mental activity. I can't play chess, but it's somehow fascinating to observe.

Rae Walter said...

Love street images. Great capture Randy.

VP said...

It is not easy to see someone playing checkers now... It was very common once, I barely remember the rules now.

Sandy said...

Great shot! I agree w/ Kathy so glad to see these guys playing something other than video games.lol

Tanya said...

oh that's really neat and at least the playing pieces are easy to get if they are stolen!

parker said...

Repurposed bottle caps! Who would have thought. Street scenes are fun.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Checkers seems to be such a game of leisure. Love it!

Michaele said...

Love the photo. Thanks for the link to the Portland Daily Photo site also!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great shot, mon ami, and I really like your new format!

Bises,
Genie

Regina K said...

Good to see a street game.

Jack said...

You have a nice "found shot with a story" here today, Randy. Good one.

Lynette said...

Love your post today. It's so good to see people out and about, engaged with each other in a productive manner. Thanks, Randy, for the shout out to Portland Oregon Daily Photo!

Carola said...

Cool shot. A greet street scene.

Magpie said...

It's good see these young people enjoying themselves, but I must admit, they are a little younger than the normal age group I would expect to see.

clairz said...

These fellows remind me of the same activity happening in Washington Square, in Greenwich Village. I had gone to New York expecting to find a big scary crime-filled city and came away loving a place that seemed like a series of small villages. Of, course, the west is always like that!