A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
016: Playing giant outdoor chess
Boppard is a small town in the Rhine Gorge, in the German state of Rhine-Palatinate. Archaeologic findings have unearthed traces of early civilizations that date back some 13,000 years. The Romans that their settlement, at the border with the Germanic tribes. Until 1309 Boppard was a free imperial city, but then became part of the Holy Roman Empire. The well-conserved historic center has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2002. Tourism and wine production are the main economic activities. The picture shows a different activity. Older people that participate in an unusual outdoor chess game with giant pieces. The chess board is located at the margin of the Rhine River.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1991-2001, 2017